Error message 278: NETFILE_EXCLUSION_FOREIGN_INCOME_TOO_MANY_COUNTRIES

You’ll see the following error message on the ERRORS page in H&R Block’s 2016 tax software if you reported foreign income (either from a business or non-business activity) from more than 3 different countries:

You can’t file this return online using NETFILE because you entered foreign income from more than 3 countries. Don’t worry, you can still file it by mail. When you get to the File page, you can download and print all the forms you need to mail to the government. [error code: 278]

 

How do I fix this?

While you won’t be able to NETFILE your return, you still have the option to download and mail it in. On the FILE tab, click the By Mail button then click the Mail-in Version of the return you’d like to download and print:

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