Butler & Co was established in 1986 by the Managing Partner Julie Butler from her home in Bramdean and now has offices in Alresford and Bishops Waltham. Today, we continue to build our local and national reputation for providing excellent advice and first class service to all our business and personal clients alike. We are one of the leading equine specialists in the country and Julie regularly writes articles on up to date equine accountancy and tax issues.
At Butler & Co our breadth of knowledge and expertise in the equine industry has proved invaluable to those involved in this sector. We have a well established reputation in the rural and bloodstock sectors provided by many years experience in this field. The equine team is headed up by Julie’s two children, Lucy Knighton and Fred Butler, the team has many years of equine knowledge, and can draw upon this to provide an in depth understanding of the equine industry.
We help a wide range of managed well to ensure that they reach their maximum potential. Our clients include owners, riders and trainers involved in top level Show Jumping, Eventing, Dressage and Polo. We also undertake a substantial amount of consultancy work for other accountants and professional bodies who refer to Julie and the team’s experience in this industry.
Our services include optimum tax structuring of new enterprises, budgeting and forecasting to provide better grounding for future business planning and a comprehensive accounts preparation service along with preparation of tax returns. We provide a formidable tax service looking at all aspects of tax planning in this very specialist sector. An important issue for many equine businesses at the moment is VAT, it can be a very confusing area for business owners and with HMRC looking ever closer at this it is important that your VAT is being dealt with correctly and we are happy to carry out a review of your VAT position.With the rapid changes to the equine industry it is essential that your accountant is fully up to date with the various reliefs available for taxation purposes. With careful planning many operations can be structured to optimise Agricultural Property Relief and Business Property Relief for Inheritance Tax which can greatly reduce future tax burdens. We regularly save our clients substantial amounts of tax in all aspects of this industry and can often work out refunds for new clients who have been given advice that is not specifically tailored to the industry.
Butler & Co also have close links with a wide variety of industry specialist professionals which can be utilised to ensure that our clients are provided with the best possible service.