Error message 447: PRIOR_MARITAL_STATUS_REQUIRED

You will see the following error message on the ERRORS page in H&R Block’s 2016 tax software if, on the Your family page you indicated that your marital status changed this year but you didn’t specify what your status was before the change:

You’ve indicated that your marital status changed this year but you didn’t tell us what your status was before the change. Please take a moment to go back and select your marital status before the change. [error code: 447]

 

How do I fix this?

To clear this error, respond to the question What was your marital status before the change? on the Your family page. You can find this page under the ABOUT YOU icon of the GET STARTED tab.