Julie Butler

Julie Butler

Julie Butler is a farm and equine tax expert and the author of Tax Planning for Farm and Land Diversification and Equine Tax Planning (both Bloomsbury), and Stanley: Taxation of Farmers and Landowners (LexisNexis)

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    Country life

    2020-02-13T00:00:00

    With the Office of Tax Simplification’s review of lifetime gifts and an ageing farming population, farmers will be considering making lifetime gifts and taking advantage of reliefs while still available. Julie Butler and Fred Butler look at areas of concern for the adviser

  • Sheep farming at Coulaghailtro, Scotland
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    Back to basics: Working with farming accountants

    2018-05-15T14:52:00

    Julie Butler and Fred Butler offer advice on the farm ownership structure and providing for strong succession planning.

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    Escape route

    2016-07-21T12:47:00

    Following recent changes to the current system of tax relief for buy-to-let investors, landlords now face a punishing tax regime if they stay in the market. Julie Butler suggests a way out: changing the status of the property to a furnished holiday letting

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    Back to Basics: Inheritance tax relief on farmland

    2015-07-21T00:00:00

    Julie Butler looks at farm taxation issues, including business property relief, agricultural property relief, furnished holiday lets and farming wills and partnership agreements

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    Specialist needs

    2014-11-18T11:00:00

    Julie Butler looks at the impact of Mehjoo v Harben Barker in relation to when it becomes necessary to obtain specialist advice for farming clients

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    Trading places

    2014-03-11T00:00:00

    A number of recent cases point to a worrying new trend by HM Revenue & Customs, whereby it assesses farms as investment rather than trading businesses – which do not therefore qualify for business property relief. Julie Butler explains what action farmers need to take

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    A developing trend

    2014-01-15T00:00:00

    As farmers are increasingly looking to sell development land, solicitors seeking the most tax-efficient way of structuring the transfer must examine a number of complex factors. Julie Butler outlines the key issues