Alfred Castaneda's Road to Success - Instructor Highlight

A tax preparation career can be highly profitable. The right amount of dedication and support can help you increase your staff, clients, and income.

Alfred has an incredible journey to share with everyone ready to enter this career. He started as a mobile service and now hosts full tax classes. His story is proof that tax preparation can be a viable and profitable business if you are willing to work hard and dedicate yourself to it. With the right mindset and approach, you too can succeed in this rewarding field.


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Alfred Castaneda, CEO
Five Star Income Tax Service, Inc & Prestigio Tax Training, LLC.

I have been in the tax field since 2009.

When I first started filing tax returns in 2009, it was through one of the well known tax franchises that exists. After working for a couple of years, I didn't see any more potential to grow within this office and then I decided to leave and create my own tax business.

It was definitely a challenge since I did not have enough money to rent an office space nor enough money to upgrade my existing laptop. But I decided to continue my path to grow my business. In my first year doing business, I filed 147 tax returns. This to me was challenging since I was working from my car and carrying my laptop to many places (workplaces, gas stations, coffee shops, ice cream shops).

As the years went by, many people were interested to know where they can learn to become a Tax Preparer and I kept telling them to go online and find a place. By 2014, I had decided to take a course and learn how to teach these tax courses. 

My first class was only 2 students. The following year it was 15 students. I continued to have low class count for a couple of years.

In 2019, I saw an Ad for the Latino Tax Fest, I decided to go to see what it was all about. It was at the tax fest where I finally found what I was looking for in order for my tax business and tax school to grow. Latino Tax Professionals has been helping my businesses grow every year and have been blessed to have had this opportunity to meet them and have them help me grow.


My office, today, has been a full house of students wanting to learn more of the tax industry thanks to the LTP Instructor Program. And also thanks to them I have an opportunity to grow my tax business because of the potential team members in every course.

My advice to any instructor or anyone is interested in becoming an instructor...learn from those who already have the results you want to achieve. They will help you reach your goals faster because they already have the road map to success.

Alfred's advice for success is dedication, perseverance, and a little guidance from the Latino Tax Pro Instructor Program. We provide all of the lecture material, PowerPoints, quizzes, exams, and support. All you need to do is fill seats and teach the class. Click here if you're interested in starting your own tax school.