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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According to a Foraker study from 2017, of Alaskans who itemized their income taxes, 16% showed charitable donations. Julia O'malley, Anchorage Daily News, "Nonprofit giving experts say donations from Alaskans can’t make up funding losses caused by vetoes," 17 July 2019 Under the old law, taxpayers who itemized deductions could generally subtract all state and local taxes from federal taxable income. Richard Rubin, WSJ, "Democrats and Affluent Suburbs Join to Fight Tax-Break Cap," 25 June 2019 More than 45 million households itemized deductions in 2016, according to Giving USA, and that number likely dropped sharply in 2018, reducing an incentive for charitable giving. BostonGlobe.com, "Local consumer group warns of the dangers of popular summer toys," 19 June 2019 Only about 18 million taxpayers itemized in 2018 down from 46.5 million the year before, according to estimates from the nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation. Laura Davison, Fortune, "Trump’s Tax Law Made Americans Less Charitable, Nonprofits Say," 18 June 2019 The move reduced the number of households that would benefit by itemizing their deductions, including charitable donations. Richard Rubin, WSJ, "Charitable Gifts Slip in First Year Under New Tax Law," 18 June 2019 That, combined with the loss or limitation of certain itemized deductions, mean that many people will switch from itemizing deductions to taking the standard one. Kathleen Pender, SFChronicle.com, "Is new 1040 tax form deceptively simple or just deceptive?," 29 June 2018 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

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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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