What is a Certified Tax Coach?

Certified Tax Coaches are tax professionals including CPAs, EAs, attorneys and financial service providers, with advanced training in proactive tax planning from The American Institute of Certified Tax Coaches.

How does a person become a Certified Tax Coach?

The American Institute of Certified Tax Coaches is an independent, not-for-profit corporation based in San Diego. This organization administers training to become an expert in proactive tax planning.

Why should a tax preparer become a Certified Tax Coach?


Certified Tax Coaches are trained in the philosophy of proactive tax planning to save their clients thousands of tax dollars. The American Institute of Certified Tax Coaches offers a network of resources, ongoing education and joint venture opportunities to its members.


What does the training entail?

Each Certified Tax Coach attends an intensive, three-day training academy to become knowledgeable in high impact, proactive tax planning strategies. Members can access a network of resources and ongoing education for continued support after training.

Why should a taxpayer use a tax preparer that is a Certified Tax Coach?

Unlike traditional tax preparers who crunch numbers in April, Certified Tax Coaches specialize in year-round strategic planning methods. In order to save clients from overpaying their taxes, Certified Tax Coaches find deductions, credits and strategies, resulting in thousands of tax dollars in savings.

How many Certified Tax Coaches are there in the US?

There are less than 500 specialists in 48 states trained by American Institute of Certified Tax Coaches. This elite network of tax professional includes CPAs, EAs, attorneys and financial service providers.

What are Ms. Molina's qualifications to coach others in certification?

Prior to founding Certified Tax Coach, Ms. Molina received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from San Diego State University and managed her own practice, AccountOnIt, for seven years. She is also the author of six published books on taxation.

How much money is wasted by taxpayers each year by not having their taxes prepared by a qualified tax preparer, like a Certified Tax Coach?

According to the United States Government Accountability Office, taxpayers overpay by $1 billion per year due to missed tax credit opportunities.