TurboTax just a few years ago made headlines for all the wrong
reasons. Changes in their deluxe desktop tax software were ill
received by taxpayer finding forms removed from the edition.
Customers simply got pissed off after learning that TurboTax removed tax forms and functionality from the Deluxe edition of TurboTax while keeping prices the same.
These changes have since been reversed to restore and update the TurboTax 2018 Deluxe Edition to its full capabilities.
The firestorm of bad sentiment seems to have faded into the past now that the Deluxe Tax Software is back, updated, and performing as originally intended.
Now that that's all behind, consumers looking to use the TurboTax Deluxe Edition in 2018 can rest assured that it will perform up to its full standards.
TurboTax Deluxe Restored Forms
Popular Forms that have been restored to the TurboTax Deluxe Desktop Tax Software Include:
- Schedule C for reporting income and loss for business
- Schedule D for reporting capital gains and losses
- Schedule E for reporting income and loss on rental property
- Schedule F for reporting profit or loss from farming
- 1040 long form
Bottom line is that the downloadable and CD versions of TurboTax Deluxe desktop software for 2018 will once again include the popular forms that consumers have grown accustom to seeing in this edition.
TurboTax Deluxe Features for 2018
TurboTax Deluxe is tailored to each taxpayers unique tax filing circumstances as it searches through more than 350 tax deductions and credits to find the ones that each tax filer can qualify for, ensuring they can save every penny possible.
With TurboTax Deluxe customers can automatically import their investment and mortgage information, and W-2s from over 1 million participating establishments. This offers the ability for consumers to increase accuracy and saving time.
TurboTax Deluxe Edition re-checks each taxpayers tax return for accuracy so that they can be confident their getting the maximum refund possible, guaranteed.
Navigating Through TurboTax Deluxe
Tax preparation websites and software products don't necessarily keep you informed as to what form or schedule you're working on at any given time. They tend to follow the same format the the IRS 1040 form lays out starting with income and moving on to deductions and credits.
However, by answering the simply phrased questions on each TurboTax Deluxe screen, you are guided in a organized fashion through the whole process.
Behind the scenes, TurboTax is placing your responses on the correct lines of each appropriate form or schedule so that it is accurate when submitted to the IRS. Once finished, you will see what the completed IRS documents look like, and how your information was used.
TurboTax Makes It Easy To Look Around
TurboTax Deluxe allows users to advance to the next screen without completing the one their working on. This is more flexible than other products like H&R Block Deluxe and TaxSlayer Classic, where they require you to enter all necessary data before you can move on to the next section.
It's all plain English withTurboTax Deluxe as it uses friendly, casual language instead of legal mumbo-jumbo to guide you from one step to the next as you complete the task.
The main working screen for TurboTax Deluxe is clean and organized so that your focus is on the current topic. If you want to jump ahead or need help, the navigational cues are there that allow you to jump to another section entirely if desired.
A search link in the upper right hand corner along with two horizontal toolbars at the top off great access for moving around. As you move through each task, the software shows a real-time running tally of your federal and state refund or the amount due as it changes.
Give TurboTax Deluxe a try, it is the most popular edition!