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Successive Canadian federal budgets have chipped away at options for deductions and ways to shelter income, particularly through the use of trusts.

You might take that with a shrug, considering all but your wealthiest clients are immune from such worries. But Deputy Editor Melissa Shin’s found it is, in fact, the middle classes and disabled Canadians that have the most to worry about in the most recent round of loophole closures.

Shin’s also gotten into the weeds on tax topics ranging from the best ways to report foreign income, correct filing mistakes, and handle alternative investments.

She can also give readers advice about what should and shouldn’t go into an RRSP and, when the time comes, understand the mechanics of filing a client’s terminal tax bill.

Here’s a list of her stories on tax:

Trust changes hurt middle class more than rich

Disable may still be unable to access graduated trust rates

T1135 still mystifies practitioners

Undo interest deductibility mistakes

Tax issues with alternatives

Should this go in my RRSP?

What to do when a taxpayer dies

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