The American Institute of Certified Tax Planners is an independent, not-for-profit corporation which trains and certifies tax professionals in the philosophy of proactive tax planning. The organization, which administers the Certified Tax Coach, Certified Tax Planner and Certified Tax Strategist designations, upholds a strict Code of Ethics to ensure the highest standards of integrity and excellence among its members. The organization also offers a network of resources, ongoing education, and joint venture opportunities to its members. Founded in 2009 in Cincinnati, OH, AICTP is the premier organization for helping business owners and investors keep more of what they earn.
The AICTP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of Continuing Professional Education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.
AICTP’s Vision, Mission & Values
To affirm tax planning as a central discipline in financial services.
We help trusted advisors develop their expertise and realize their value to build a thriving business that:
- Develops Strong Teams
- Improves Our Communities
- Energizes Our Economy
- Integrity: Maintain the integrity of the designation by emphasizing the power of ProActive Tax Planning within the bounds of the law.
- Inspiration: Inspire our members to realize their dreams by building the practice they’ve always wanted.
- Accountability: Hold members accountable to themselves and their clients.
- Education: To educate our members and their clients.
About the Certified Tax Coach Designation
The Certified Tax Coach (CTC) designation denotes financial expertise, tax planning excellence, and outstanding customer satisfaction. All Certified Tax Coaches attend an intensive, three-day proprietary training academy, and are required to attend 24 additional hours each year of continuing professional education in proactive tax planning. Attendees become well versed in high-impact tax planning strategies, and are offered additional continuing education courses to expand their specialized knowledge. Professionals with the Certified Tax Coach designation know how to save their clients thousands of dollars that would otherwise be wasted on unnecessary taxes.
There are fewer than 800 skilled professionals in 50 states who have achieved this specialized designation.
About Certified Tax Planners and Certified Tax Strategists
Certified Tax Planners (CTP) and Certified Tax Strategists (CTS) are tax professionals with advanced experience in proactive tax planning, who specialize in finding deductions, credits, loopholes, and strategies to help their clients pay less tax. Their additional time and experience is reflected in their advanced designations.
About Dominique Molina, CPA, CTS
Dominique Molina is the President and founder of the American Institute of Certified Tax Planners. Prior to founding Certified Tax Planners, Ms. Molina successfully managed her own practice, a San Diego-based, full-service tax, accounting, and business consulting firm, serving hundreds of business owners and investors across the country for seven years. Preceding this, Ms. Molina assisted a variety of clients for the largest independently owned CPA firm in San Diego. She is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Tax Strategist. Ms. Molina received her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from San Diego State University.
Ms. Molina frequently appears as a tax expert and TV guest in regional television markets, including San Diego, Los Angeles, Honolulu, and New Orleans. Her excellent media credentials, professionalism, and outgoing personality allow her to provide expert advice on tax issues for thousands of Southern Californians. Ms. Molina is also a best-selling author of 7 books on taxation. A frequent lecturer and speaker, Ms. Molina often teaches at Professional Accountant Associations, and instructs continuing professional education for various organizations.