itemize

verb
item·​ize | \ ˈī-tə-ˌmīz \
itemized; itemizing

Definition of itemize

transitive verb

: to set down in detail or by particulars : list itemized all expenses

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Examples of itemize in a Sentence

a list of itemized expenses itemized the expenses for the business trip

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The law significantly raises the standard deduction for most middle-class taxpayers, making people less likely to itemize their donations at the end of the year — and less likely to donate throughout. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "Thursday is Sacramento's Big Day of Giving. Here's what you need to know | The Sacramento Bee," 3 May 2018 But Congress recently raised the standard deduction, meaning fewer people will need to itemize. Julia O'donoghue, NOLA.com, "Louisiana will gain more than $200 million from federal tax changes," 8 Jan. 2018 Only about 18 million taxpayers will itemize in 2018, compared with 47 million in 2017, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation. Laura Saunders, WSJ, "Everything You Need to Know About the New Tax Law—Before the End of the Year," 2 Nov. 2018 If fewer taxpayers itemize deductions at the federal level, fewer will qualify for those deductions at the state level, according to the Legislature's chief economist, Greg Albrecht. Julia O'donoghue, NOLA.com, "Louisiana will gain more than $200 million from federal tax changes," 8 Jan. 2018 The new tax laws kept the charitable deduction for those of you who itemize, according to Sensenig Capital Advisors. Erin Arvedlund, Philly.com, "Give to charity in Philly area: Create a donor-advised fund at your community foundation," 17 May 2018 Charitable contributions are an itemized deduction. Liz Weston, latimes.com, "The future is bleak for charitable deductions, early retirees' healthcare costs," 1 July 2018 The number of households itemizing deductions would decrease from 46.5 million to 18 million, thanks to a larger standard deduction, according to the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation. Richard Rubin, WSJ, "There’s a New 1040 Tax Form. Will Millions of E-Filers Even Notice?," 29 June 2018 But tax experts say those who will still itemize, have larger families or more complicated tax situations may want to take a closer look. Sarah Skidmore Sell, Houston Chronicle, "Tax bill beginning to deliver bigger paychecks to workers," 3 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of itemize

1857, in the meaning defined above

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itemize

verb

English Language Learners Definition of itemize

: to create a detailed list of (things)

itemize

verb
item·​ize | \ ˈī-tə-ˌmīz \
itemized; itemizing

Kids Definition of itemize

: to set down one by one : list

itemize

transitive verb
item·​ize | \ ˈī-tə-ˌmīz \
itemized; itemizing

Legal Definition of itemize

: to list in detail or by particulars itemize deductions

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