How do I switch to the standard deduction?
TurboTax automatically chooses the federal deduction that gives you the lowest taxes, but you can override this selection at any time.
To switch to the standard deduction:
- Open your tax return.
(To do this, sign in to TurboTax and click the orange Take me to my return button.)
- So a search for this exact phrase: standard deduction and exemptions (you can copy/paste from here), then click the "Jump to" link in the search results and we'll take you to a screen where you can change your deduction.