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Richmond is one of Canada’s most diverse cities, and one of the reasons we choose to practice law here and raise our families here. It’s also the place where we enjoy engaging with the community.

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June 10th, 2016

On May 27, 2016, firm members Rob Allan, Ralph May, Eric Schroter, Mark Standerwick, Victoria Wu and their respective spouses attended the BC Centre for Ability’s (BCCFA) gala, Dining for Dreams at the Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver.  This annual event recognizes and celebrates Heroes of Ability – children, youth and…

May 31st, 2016

CFMR lawyers, Rob Allan, Melinda Voros, Karla Mukai and Todd Ferguson attended the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers BC‘s first Business Development event on May 25, 2016 at Floata Seafood Restaurant, in Vancouver’s Chinatown. The event highlighted Chinese and Korean cultural nuances and explored the cross-cultural distinctions in the art…

May 16th, 2016

As lawyers who practice within the motor vehicle accident and personal injury fields we at CFMR frequently come across matters involving people needlessly hurt by distracted driving. On May 9th, BC’s Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General announced that the financial penalties and other sanctions for distracted driving will be…

March 2nd, 2016

CFMR was well represented at the recent Small Firm Panel and reception at UBC’s Allard Hall. Karla Mukai together with Elyssa Lockhart (McQuarrie Hunter), Michael Slater (Slater Vecchio) and Ron Segev (Segev LLP), addressed UBC law students about the benefits of working at small or mid-sized firms versus large national…

February 26th, 2016

CFMR lawyers Ed Montague and Bill MacLeod, whose practices include representing victims of motor vehicle collisions,  recently made a presentation to students at David Thompson Secondary School in Vancouver as part of a joint initiative of End Distracted Driving and the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia (TLABC) to raise awareness…

February 22nd, 2016

  卑詩省政府最近宣布以下的物業轉讓稅新更改。 新更改適用於2016年2月17日或之後註冊的所有物業轉讓: 房屋200萬以上物業, 超過200萬元的部分轉讓稅3%; 買新屋獲豁免物業轉讓稅; 置業人士需要披露國籍資料。   200萬以上部分 轉讓稅3% 由2016年2月17日起, 置業人士購買房屋超過200萬元以上, 需要繳交3%物業轉讓稅: 首20萬收1%; 20萬以上至200萬收2%; 而超過200萬元的部分則收3%。 房屋200萬元以下的物業轉讓稅稅率保持不變: 首20萬收1%; 20萬以上至200萬收2%。   買新屋獲豁免物業轉讓稅 置業人士買新屋可獲豁免物業轉讓稅。新屋75萬元以下物業轉讓稅全免, 新屋80萬元以下部分豁免。 買新屋的置業人士必須: 是本國公民或永久居民; 登記日期92天內進入該新屋居住; 在該新屋住至少一年。 跟首次置業免物業轉稅不同,如合乎免稅資格, 置業人士可以沒上限獲得新屋豁免物業轉讓稅優惠。   置業人士需要披露國籍資料 新更改要求置業人士在需要交稅的物業轉讓註冊登記, 提供他們的國籍資料。 個人置業人士, 需要披露他們是否加拿大公民或永久居民。如果他們不是加拿大公民或永久居民,他們必須披露國籍。 企業置業者, 需要披露任何不是加拿大公民或永久居民的董事。 如果有做信託, 需要披露委託人和受益人的名稱,地址和國籍。 以上的國籍資料披露要求由春天2016年生效。如置業人士要申請新屋豁免物業轉讓稅, 以上的國籍資料披露要求由2016年2月17日起須提供。   如有查詢,請致電胡律師 604-233-8822 或電郵 vwu@cfmrlaw.com

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