itemize

verb
item·​ize | \ ˈī-tə-ˌmīz How to pronounce itemize (audio) \
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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Still, the cap didn’t directly affect most voters, who were already getting the standard deduction and not itemizing, according to Internal Revenue Service data. Richard Rubin, WSJ, "WSJ Tax Guide 2019: The Political Implications of the Tax Overhaul," 15 Feb. 2019 Barnash adds that people who are concerned about their deductions changing as a result of the new tax legislation might want to speak with someone in person for a consultation, as this is the last year certain deductions can be itemized. Judith Ohikuare, refinery29.com, "Should You Hire An Accountant To Help With Your Taxes?," 13 Mar. 2018 Advertising The bill vetoed by Kelly would have provided relief to taxpayers who have itemized on their state returns. John Hanna, The Seattle Times, "Kansas’ new Democratic governor vetoes GOP tax relief bill," 25 Mar. 2019 This deduction is only available to filers who itemize. WSJ, "WSJ Tax Guide 2019: Medical-Expenses Deduction," 15 Feb. 2019 Be smart about itemizing vs. taking the standard deduction In 2017, standard deductions are still relatively low, at $6,350 for singles and $10,700 for joint filers. Motley Fool Staff, USA TODAY, "Taking advantage of tax reform: 19 tax hacks for 2018," 28 Mar. 2018 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

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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 How to pronounce itemize (audio) \
itemized; itemizing

Kids Definition of itemize

: to set down one by one : list

itemize

transitive verb
item·​ize | \ ˈī-tə-ˌmīz How to pronounce itemize (audio) \
itemized; itemizing

Legal Definition of itemize

: to list in detail or by particulars itemize deductions

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