Gary Merz has lived and practiced as a CPA in the South Puget Sound for over 30 years. Prior to establishing Budd Bay CPA, Inc. PS, he has been in public accounting practices in the Olympia area since 1979. Gary takes pride in helping small businesses, estates and individuals achieve their financial and tax related goals – which usually means minimizing or deferring the clients’ income taxes. He has extensive knowledge regarding current tax laws and accounting software that assist small businesses.
Gary received his B.A. in Business with a specialization in Accounting from Central Washington University and his Masters in Business Administration - Taxation from Golden Gate University.
Gary is currently serving as Treasurer on the board of the Capital City Marathon Association. He is a past board member of the South Puget Sound Estate Planning Council.He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants.
In his spare time Gary enjoys running, gardening and spending time with family, friends and neighbors.