Fall Client Newsletter | Lake Stevens Tax Service

Office and Tax Update | October 2020

Fall Update

As we start to enjoy the Fall season, we are just wrapping up Tax Season 2020 with the passing of October 15th extended tax deadline.  With the passing of this deadline, comes a little rest… but then we start getting ready for Tax Season 2021.   Please be on the lookout for an email with regards to scheduling your tax appointment, as this will arrive in the first week of December.  In the meantime, we wanted to provide everyone with this quick update about some changes occurring at the office.

Welcome Rebekah

Rebekah Smith joins Lake Stevens Tax Service, as an Enrolled Agent (EA). Rebekah has a demonstrated history of working in the accounting industry since 2005. She is skilled in Tax Preparation, Accounting, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), General Ledger, and Income Tax. She also is a strong business development professional with an Associate’s degree focused in Accounting from Empire College School of Business.

When Rebekah is not working, she enjoys time with family, fishing, the outdoors, and spending time at home with her farm animals including 8 chickens and 3 turkeys.

Tax Law Updates

Washington Society of CPAsRest assured knowing that our CPAs and Enrolled Agents (EA) are committed to continual education to ensure we are completely current with any changes in 2021 to help you minimize your liability.  Most of these classes are hosted by the Washington State Society of CPA’s.  For those of you who were not aware, as CPA’s we are required by law to complete 40 hours of education each year.  As CPA’s this requirement is enforced by the Washington State Board of Accountancy (ps – you can check the status of our license anytime online by visiting their site at www.acb.wa.gov)

Please note that will provide a detailed tax law update in our December Newsletter, as the upcoming election results may create some changes… stay tuned!

COVID-19 Protocol

As part of our ongoing commitment to providing a clean, safe, and welcoming office environment, we have implemented additional policies and procedures to help protect against the spread of bacteria and germs.

  • We have increased our everyday cleaning and sanitizing procedures in the office.
  • We are disinfecting chairs, desks, and waiting area between client visits.
  • We have added hand sanitizer throughout the office.
  • We have required our staff to engage in good hygiene by frequently washing their hands with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds.
  • We have instructed staff who feel ill to stay home and consult their healthcare providers.
  • We are providing multiple options for tax preparation sessions, which include contactless document dropoff.

Our customers’ and staffs’ health, safety, and well-being are a top priority at Lake Stevens Tax Service. Now, more than ever, we are committed to maintaining a safe environment for everyone who walks through our doors.


No real big changes here, but just a reminder that our website is designed to be a tool for you.  You can access your tax returns online anytime by logging into our client portal.  Our website is also the best place to schedule your tax appointments.

Making Taxes Painless Since 1981

Most importantly, a special thanks to you… our client!  We honor your trust in having us take care of your needs and will strive to achieve everything you desire in a qualified tax preparation service.  As always, we are grateful for your business and enjoy working with you.

The Lake Stevens Tax Service Team