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Horseshoe Tax & Bookkeeping Services is a privately owned local company founded by Melissa Van Heurn in 2005. Melissa and her staff provide clients with income tax preparation and bookkeeping services. Melissa's husband, Michael, provides clients with fee-only financial planning services and manages our gift boutique. To learn more about our company history, please click here.

Melissa & Michael with their children Spencer & Chelsea
winter, 2014 (photo taken by Jodi Rathlou Photography)

Melissa Van Heurn, DFA - Income Tax Specialist

Melissa Van Heurn graduated from Lambton College in Sarnia, as a Computer Programmer Analyst in 1994. She earned her Accounting and Payroll Administrator degree with honors in 2002. She has taken numerous courses on tax preparation and bookkeeping and continues to take courses, workshops and seminars to stay current. Melissa also completed her Bookkeeping Certificate from Mohawk College. She is fluent in English and German and specializes in personal income tax returns and bookkeeping. Melissa's career has ranged from working in the computer department at an oil refinery to driving chemical tankers (short and long haul). In 2010, Melissa received her Certified Personal Tax Practitioner diploma. In 2012, Melissa received her Distinguished Financial Advisor - Income Tax Specialist designation, and is currently working towards her DFA - Bookkeeping Specialist designation. Melissa has been working in the Income Tax field since 2002.

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Michael Van Heurn, MASc, PEng
Fee-only Financial Planner

Michael Van Heurn graduated from McMaster University in Hamilton with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also earned a Master of Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. Michael is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario and has over twenty-five years of industry experience. He received his certificate in Financial Planning from Mohawk College. He has many years of experience investing in equities, specializing in the energy sector.

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