Bcrea Fee Agreement

Licensees should be aware of the introduction of new legislation on 1 September 2011 and of consideration of a person`s possible work disabilities. The provincial government has decided to implement parts of the Adult Guardianship and Planning Statutes Amendment Act, 2007 (Bill 29) amended with respect to the Attorney Act, the Representation Agreement Act, pre-medical guidelines, public health approval and other matters. These reforms create three documents for the planning of incapacity to work: permanent powers, representation agreements and advance directives. Last week, the government launched a survey for British Colombians to help improve HST: www.HSTinBC.ca/survey. OMREB members are invited to take a few minutes to complete this short survey and participate in the town hall meeting scheduled for tonight (10 May) – see details below. Since its introduction nearly two years ago, BCREA has made recommendations to minimize the negative effects of the tax. The following questions are specific ways to reinforce the current recommendation of the associations: 2. If the government is considering changing the HST, please evaluate each policy option on a scale of 1 to 5, 1 not an improvement and 5 a significant improvement in HST. B. Make it more affordable for Colombians to buy a home by reducing taxes on home purchases. 3. Please list all the other options you think will improve HST. BCREa`s current recommendation is that the provincial HST rebate threshold for new homes, currently set at $525,000, should be indexed by the new housing price index, with annual adjustments.

HST TELEPHONE TOWN HALL MEETINGS Another way to ask questions and make contributions is through telephone town hall meetings that take place across the province. If there have already been a few, six town halls are planned this week (May 10-12). Local Town Hall: Okanagan – Tuesday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, click here: www.hstinbc.ca/making_your_choice/talking-tax-public-engagement/Talking_Tax_Tour. How do you participate? If you have a listed phone number, you will receive a phone call at home in the early evening, when your regional phone from the town hall will take place (6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 10).

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