Musings of a Burbank CPA: My Top 25 Best Sports Movies of All Time

Here is my Top 25 Sports Movies: Feel free to comment – these are the ones I truly enjoy watching (again and again). My Top 25 Best Sports Movies of All Time 1   The Natural (1984) 2   Rocky (1976) 3   Cinderella Man (2005) 4   Remember the Titans (2000) 5   Bull Durham (1988) 6   A League of their Own (1992) 7   Miracle (2004) 8   Caddyshack (1980) 9   Hoosiers (1986) 10   Brian’s Song (1971) 11 Field of Dreams (1989) 12 Invincible (2008) 13 Trouble With the Curve (2012) 14 Heaven Can Wait (1978) 15 Seabiscuit (2003) 16 White Men Can’t Jump (1992) 17 The Longest Yard (1974) 18 The Replacements (2000) 19 Jerry Maguire (1996) 20 The Pride of the Yankees (1942) 21 Friday Night Lights (2004) 22 Tin Cup (1996) 23 Moneyball (2011) 24 Eight Men Out (1988) 25 Breaking Away (1979)    For financial,  accounting and tax musings, You can count on us to count for you! Email: bstonercpa@sbcglobal.net   Phone: 818-317-6035   Website: www.briantstonercpa.com SELECTED TO THE FORBES TOP 100 MUST-FOLLOW TAX TWITTER ACCOUNTS FOR 2019 https://goo.gl/krgmSt CHOSEN AS ONE OF TOP 20 TAX SERVICES IN LOS ANGELES FOR 2019, 2018 AND 2017 BY EXPERTISE.COM!  https://www.expertise.com/ca/los-angeles/tax-services-cpa  Has been Featured [...]

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Musings of a Burbank CPA: My Top 50 Superhero Movies of All Time

Here is my list of the top 50 superhero movies of all time.  My Top Ten in bold type.  Interesting that 22 of the 23 Marvel movies in the MCU Phases 1 to 3 are included on the list and 8 MCU movies are in the top ten (the other two are 2 of the 3 movies of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy with the 3rd being number 11).   My Top 50 Superhero Movies of All Time 1   Marvel’s The Avengers (2012) 26 Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse (2018) 2   Avengers: Endgame (2019) 27 The Incredibles (2004) 3   Black Panther (2018) 28 Spiderman (2002) 4   Avengers: Infinity War (2018) 29 Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) 5   Captain America: Civil War (2016) 30 Thor: The Dark World (2013) 6   The Dark Knight Rises (2012) 31 Hancock (2008) 7   The Dark Knight (2008) 32 Megamind (2010) 8   Iron Man (2008) 33 Thor (2011) 9   Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) 34 Big Hero 6 (2014) 10   Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) 35 Deadpool 2 (2018) 11 Batman Begins (2005) 36 Incredibles 2 (2018) 12 Captain Marvel (2019) 37 Guardians of the Galaxy [...]

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Tax Musings of a Burbank CPA: How Home and Security Ownership Is Affected by Tax Reform

In 2018, The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 will create tax changes to home and securities ownership by changes to itemized deductions on Schedule A. If  you own or are buying a residence and/or second home, you may have the following limitations on your itemized deductions: 1. The combination of real estate and state income or sales taxes paid each year will be limited to a maximum deduction of $10,000.  This will be a killer in high state and local tax states. State and local taxes (SALT) normally include state income taxes or state sales taxes (usually the higher of the two) and state and local property taxes,  which can include real estate and personal property tax. 2. Interest limitations on new home purchases in 2018.  Interest on new home loans has been limited to mortgages of $750,000.  If you have a mortgage of $600,000 on your principal residence before 2018, you can only add another $150,000 in 2018 to the loans that deductible mortgage interest would be allowed on a purchase of a second home (meaning if you buy a second home for $300,000, only half the interest on the loan would be deductible on Schedule A.) [...]

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