Navigating Changes to Holiday Home Taxes: What You Need to Know

At Butler, we’re here to help you navigate changes in tax laws that could affect you. Here’s a breakdown of what’s happening with the Vacant Residential Land Tax (VRLT) in Victoria and what you need to do if you own a holiday home. What’s Changing? Starting January 1, 2025, the Vacant Residential Land Tax will […]

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2023 Business and Personal Tax Planning

Before the end of the financial year on June 30th, it’s worth considering tax planning strategies that can help you reduce your tax liability, mitigate the effects of external factors and position your business to take advantage of potential opportunities. By looking ahead and focusing on future numbers instead of dwelling on the past, you […]

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Free Financial Health Check

For all new Butler clients we offer a free 60-minute financial health check At Butler we strive to help clients reach financial freedom. Our Financial Health Check involves one of our financial advisors working with you to get a complete picture of your assets, liabilities, income, and expenses, giving helpful hints, tips and ideas to […]

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Oliver’s insights – Australian v global shares

Article written by: Dr Shane Oliver,Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist AMP Key points – The underperformance of Australian versus global shares since 2009 reflects a combination of tighter monetary policy, the strong $A into 2011, the slump in commodity prices, property crash phobia and classic mean reversion. – Australia’s performance is much better […]

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Are your assets protected in light of recent High Court decision in Bosanac v Commissioner of Taxation

Overview Choosing the most appropriate name to hold or own valuable assets is an important consideration. However, many do not give this decision appropriate and careful consideration. With uncertain economic conditions ahead, we are likely to see more people and businesses experience financial troubles meaning property and other assets will be exposed to considerable risk. […]

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Review of 2022, outlook for 2023 

Key points  2022 – from COVID to inflation and surging interest rates  The good news is that 2022 finally saw the world shake off the grip of Coronavirus as it transitioned from a pandemic to endemic (albeit it’s still causing problems in China). However, the past year turned out far more difficult for investors than […]

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3 golden rules that make saving for retirement easier

If you’ve thought about how much money you need to save so you can retire comfortably, it might feel a little daunting. Maybe so much so, you’d rather not think about it at all. But, according to AMP Technical Strategy Manager John Perri, there are three simple rules anyone can follow that make saving for retirement […]

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9 ways to teach kids the value of money at Christmas

What’s the meaning of Christmas in your household? While it can sometimes feel like spending a small fortune on gifts and food is non-negotiable, it’s not the only option. And, if you have kids, the holidays are a great time to teach them about the value of money – while having a heap of fun […]

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