Anyone who prefers self-guided navigation can be excited to learn that TurboTax Deluxe 2018 has reorganized the software program to make it easier to navigate than ever. Users can jump from section to section using the menu at the top of the screen, but TurboTax also makes it easy to re-enter the guided mode if you get lost. You can also bookmark/flag a page to go back to later if you don’t possess enough info for it yet.TurboTax will only ask a few questions to see if you need to add or get rid of certain information. This helpful bit of machine learning converts an interview process that can take up to 30-40 minutes into a quick five-minute exercise.
TurboTax Deluxe 2018 Navigation
By far the most impressive new feature in last year’s TurboTax was the enhanced guided navigation system, which returns for this year. People who have used TurboTax Deluxe 2018 in the past will find that all of their employment, personal, and tax credit information is saved in the software.
TurboTax Life EventsI was also impressed that the search option gave detailed instructions on how to input certain info. In fact, in many cases, TurboTax Deluxe 2018 offered direct links to the part of the software that I needed to use. When you’ve missed inputting details, the software program will also immediate you back again to where it goes, like in this screenshot when I didn’t enter health insurance information
New users will still walk through a series of easy-to-understand questions, but even they can cut down on the interview time by selecting the relevant options at the beginning.
Get your taxes done right with TurboTax
TurboTax Deluxe is recommended if any of the following apply:
- You own your home
- You donated to charity
- You have significant education or medical expenses
- You have childcare expenses
- You have lots of deductions
State tax preparation not included (sold separately)
TurboTax is tailored to your unique situation – it will search for the deductions and credits you deserve, so you’re confident you’ll get your maximum refund.
- TurboTax coaches you every step of the way and double checks your return to handle even the toughest tax situations
- As a returning customer, TurboTax will automatically transfer last year’s data to help ensure accuracy and save you time
- Up-to-date with the latest tax laws—so you can be confident your taxes will be done right
- Help along the way— free U.S based product support get stuck
- Your information is safeguarded – TurboTax uses encryption technology, so your tax data is protected while it’s e-filed to IRS and state agencies
TurboTax Deluxe 2018