AICTC’s Newest Tax Professionals Earn Designation


AICTC’s Newest Tax Professionals Earn Certified Tax Strategist Designation

Don Rasmussen

Don Rasmussen

San Diego, California – Thirteen tax professionals have obtained the Certified Tax Strategist (CTS) designation from the American Institute of Certified Tax Coaches. The CTS designation recognizes professionals who have demonstrated a deep understanding of tax planning and have expanded their business skills through experience as tax planning professionals to help drive proactive tax decision making for their clients.

“I am honored to present these tax professionals with the CTS designation,” says Dominique Molina, founder and President of the AICTC. “This designation represents the highest commitment to tax planning and to helping clients use every available deduction, credit, loophole and strategy allowed.” 

About the Certified Tax Strategist (CTS)

The AICTC has established the Certified Tax Strategist (CTS) designation to recognize the efforts and commitment of those members who have demonstrated the skill and initiative to implement tax planning into their practice on a continued basis. Currently, less than 15 Certified Tax Strategists have been awarded the designation.

The following professionals have earned the CTS designation:

  • Anthony Amatore – Canfield, OH
  • Craig Cody – Manhasset, NY
  • Don Rasmussen – Charlotte, NC
  • Eric Levenhagen – Mason City, IA
  • Janean Kong – Honolulu, HI
  • Jay Malik – Pompano Beach, FL
  • John Power – Bismarck, ND
  • Joseph Rose – Tucson, AZ
  • Larisa Humphrey – Atlanta, GA
  • Robert Gambardella – Shelton, CT
  • Shauna Wekherlien – Scottsdale, AZ
  • Thomas Sawyer – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • William F. Bourbonnais II – Raleigh, NC


About the AICTC

The American Institute of Certified Tax Coaches (AICTC) was established in 2009 with the purpose of educating tax professionals and encouraging them to adopt tax planning methods instead of simply providing the mainstream tax preparation services. With over 400 members having gained the CTC certification, AICTC recently developed advanced designations to celebrate the achievements of its dedicated members.

The Certified Tax CoachÔ program upon which all AICTC trainings are based, focuses on court-tested, IRS-approved strategies for minimizing Alternative Minimum Tax, maximizing deductions from real estate and passive activities, maximizing retirement savings, and similarly powerful strategies. As taxes rise to cover increased government spending, this sort of proactive planning will become even more important in the future.

The AICTC operates out of San Diego, CA and hosts numerous events per year across the United States.

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