Melvyn F. Oarton & Co.

(of Eastbourne)

Accountants and Tax Practitioners

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Denise I. Oarton MAAT


Denise joined the practice, almost at its commencement in 1988, having previously worked in banking for 5 years and for a short time in the Inland Revenue (now HM Revenue & Customs). In 1991 she passed her examinations for the Association of Accounting Technicians  and in 1999, received a license to engage in Public Practice in Accountancy, Taxation and Consultancy.

Denise's specialist fields are accounts, including advising on the latest computer packages, Value Added Tax and General Business Consultancy, and she can also help with all of your accountancy and taxation needs.


Melvyn F. Oarton MBCS


Melvyn formed the practice in March 1988 and was soon joined by Denise. Before engaging in public practice he worked for the Inland Revenue (now HM Revenue & Customs) from 1976 to 1988, dealing mainly with Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax and Corporation Tax, along with some deep dark lost secrets of taxation, such as earned income relief, investment income surcharge, family allowance and family allowance deduction adjustments! Just before he left the Inland Revenue, he was working as a Tax Investigator.

Initially and in tandem with his own practice, he acted as a consultant for  three firms of Chartered Accountants as a  taxation consultant. He still gives tax advice to a local accountancy firm and other professionals.

In recent years Melvyn has computerised the practice and being a member of the Chartered Institute for IT, ensures that we use  the latest HM Revenue & Customs approved software for the production and electronic submission of Self Assessment and Corporation Tax returns and Payroll Administration. He is also the author and designer of this website and has implemented a paperless office.

Melvyn's observations on tax have been quoted on Radio 4 and in the Times newspaper.