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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    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