About Us

Tax Schools of America is part of the educational arm of Tax Centers of America, Inc., one of the nation's top five income tax preparation and e-file companies and an IRS-authorized E-File Provider.   In business since 1992, Tax Centers of America has prepared and filed hundreds of thousands of individual and business tax returns from multiple office locations across the United States. Since becoming a national franchise business in 1997, Tax Centers of America has been training our new franchise partners in the income tax preparation industry, getting them ready to launch their own professional service; as well as annual refresher training for our existing franchise partners.

In addition to this nationwide store-front presence, Tax Centers of America has developed online tax preparation services, payroll services, bookkeeping services, other financial products and services that focus on our core customers; small businesses and independent contractors.  With our additional background in insurance products, real estate & property management, and retail sales, our course writing staff presents from a varied background of professional business and customer service support.

Our Faculty & Staff Tonia Ouzts President of Tax Centers of America, Inc. - Tonia has been the CEO of our company since its inception.  She holds a Bachelor's Degree in International Business from Missouri State University; and, a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  Tonia edits our courses and assures their compliance, submission and approval by the Internal Revenue Service's continuing education certification standards.

Jan Loveless Professional Tax Practitioner and Course Contributor - Jan has over 25 years' experience in the tax preparation industry. She taught beginning & intermediate level tax classes for 10 years before coming to Tax Schools of America. Her extensive background in tax preparation has provided her specific knowledge & experience with individual, small business, installment sales, non-profit, corporate and gift tax returns. Jan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR.

Julianne Malise Continuing Education Coordinator for Tax Schools of America - Julianne has a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from the University of Southern Maine, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  She has over two decades of experience in tax return preparation and consultation, as well as experience in finance, personnel administration, and classroom instruction.

Jon Howerton IT Specialist and Website Administrator - With dual Bachelor's Degrees in Computer Science and Information Science from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, AR, Jon has 10 years invested with Tax Centers of America, serving as our IT manager, network administrator and design specialist in developing much of our web-based income tax, payroll, accounting and educational software.