Blog

Accountancy, bookkeeping and taxation are fast-moving areas. It is our job to keep up with changes so that you don’t have to! However, from time to time, we do share urgent, important or even entertaining subject matter with you in the form of our blog. Please browse at your leisure, and if there is any issue about which you would like more detail, please do not hesitate to call us today.

Festive Tax Tips

Date: 30th November 2017

With Christmas approaching, it’s time to be thinking about client gifts, staff parties and decorating the office. But it’s also time to consider how much of this unusual expenditure is tax-free. Most companies are confused about what they can and cannot legitimately spend. Here is our quick summary – for more detailed guidance please call us.

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Landlords: there may be tax deductions you’re overlooking

Date: 6th November 2017

If you are the landlord of residential properties, you will be well aware that you are now faced with stringent new restrictions on tax relief for borrowing. With that in mind, we turn our attention in this blog to other property rental tax relief that you may not have thought of or be aware of. Are you missing out on some or all of the following?

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Introducing AVA: Our latest recruit

Date: 18th September 2017

Get all the accounting help that you want – at your fingertips – in our new app! Oaktree’s new Accounting Virtual Advisor app, known as AVA, contains 16 really useful calculators covering a wide range of applications, each one designed to give you all of the accountancy-related information you might need when you are ‘on the move’.

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Helping Fusion Office and The Gin Stall to grow

Date: 18th August 2017

Rob Targett is an interesting client because he balances two very different businesses. He started his office supplies company, Fusion Office, in September 2016, not only to offer the right product at the right price, but also to be more approachable than his competitors. As he points out, most office supplies companies make it impossible to talk to a human being because they prefer exclusively electronic communication.

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HMRC’s Making Tax Digital can make tax difficult; but our app makes it easy

Date: 26th May 2017

Through MTD, HMRC aims to join up its internal systems and create one digital tax account to cover each taxpayer’s different taxes. One controversial part of MTD is the plan to make most businesses and landlords send in summaries of their income and expenditure on a quarterly basis – and possibly pay any tax due four times a year – rather than just once.

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Welcome to our blog

Date: 18th May 2017

You know that we’re a pretty friendly, approachable bunch here at Oaktree, and this blog gives us the opportunity to talk in a more relaxed way, about issues, news, events and developments that don’t fit neatly anywhere else on the site.

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