Dominique Molina

Chief Tax Strategist

Dominique is an accomplished keynote speaker, teacher, best-selling author, and mentor to tax professionals across the United States. She frequently appears in print, television, and radio programs, including CNN Money, and was named one of the 40 Most Influential Accountants by CPA Practice Advisor Magazine.

Dominique is the co-founder and President of the American Institute of Certified Tax Planners. She trains and certifies CPAs according to her own high standards for advisory excellence and tax reduction goals. In 2009, Dominique began to create an elite network of tax professionals including CPAs, EAs, attorneys and financial service providers who are trained to help their clients proactively plan and implement tax strategies that can rescue thousands of dollars in wasted tax. AICTP’s growing network of tax professionals successfully reaches over 300,000 entrepreneurial businesses throughout the country with Dominique having licensed over 800 tax planners, both nationally and internationally.

Prior to founding the American Institute of Certified Tax Planners, Dominique successfully established 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. Preceding this, Dominique assisted a variety of clients for the largest independently owned CPA firm in San Diego.


Master of Laws – LLM, Tax Laws, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Bachelor of Science in Accounting, San Diego State University


  • 2020 finalist for Woman Business Owner of the Year, NAWBO San Diego
  • Most Powerful Women in Accounting, CPA Practice Advisor Magazine
  • 40 Under 40 Outstanding San Diegans, SD Metro Magazine
  • Top 100 Champion Expert Small Business Influencer Awards, Small Business Trends
  • Financial Services Champion Award, SBA
  • Emerging Leader Award, California Society of CPAs Top 40 Under 40 Most Influential Accountants, CPA Practice Advisor Magazine

Authorships & Co-Authorships

  • Thinking Outside the Tax Box! (2020)
  • Writeoffs to the Rescue! (2019)
  • The Great Tax Escape: Strategies for Early Planning and a Lower Tax Bill (2017)
  • Get Paid What You’re Worth: Using Tax Planning to Get Paid for Your Expertise (2017)
  • You Can Deduct THAT? How Small Business Owners Can Transform Ordinary Spending into Tax Savings (2016)
  • The Tax Detective: Uncovering the Mystery of Small Business Tax Planning (2015)
  • Why Didn’t My CPA Tell Me THAT? Small Business Write Offs Conventional Tax Advisors Miss (2014)
  • Tax Breaks of the Rich and Famous: Millionaire Tactics That Work for Your Small Business! (2013)
  • Secrets of a Tax Free Life: Surprising Write-off Strategies Most Business Owners Miss (2012)
  • Breaking the Tax Code: America’s Leading Tax Professionals Reveal Proven Strategies to Legally Minimize Your Taxes and Keep More of
  • What You Earn (2010)