When can a taxpayer utilize an itemized deduction?

  • Generally when you cannot utilize a standard deduction.
  • You had high medical and/or dental costs and don’t have medical insurance.
  • You paid house interests or taxes.
  • As an employee, you had high work-related expenses that were not reimbursed.
  • You had uninsured losses due to natural disasters or theft.
  • You had high charitable donations.
  • Generally, when you are married and file a “married filing separately” tax return and your spouse itemizes his/her deductions.

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Category: Expenses / Deductions