Error message 438: T2017_6694_GREATER_THAN_6684_6702

You’ll see the following error message on the ERRORS page in H&R Block’s 2016 tax software if, while completing the T2017 page, you entered a reserve amount from your most recent disposition of a qualified farm or fishing property (QFFP) that’s higher than the amount entered in one (or both) of the following fields:

  • Amount of 2016 reserve for dispositions of QFFP to your child after March 18, 2007, and before April 21, 2015, and all other dispositions of QFFP after 2012 and before April 21, 2015 and/or
  • Amount of 2016 reserve for dispositions of QFFP after April 20, 2015:

 

It looks like you have entered an amount of reserve from your most recent disposition of qualified farm or fishing property (QFFP) that is more than your:

  • 2016 reserve for dispositions of QFFP to your child after March 18, 2007 and before April 21, 2015, and all other dispositions of QFFP after 2012 and before April 21, 2015, and/or
  • 2016 reserve for dispositions of QFFP after April 20, 2015

Let’s go back and double-check the amounts you entered on the T2017 page. [error code: 438]

 

How do I fix this?

To fix this error, return to the T2017 page in H&R Block’s tax software and double-check the amounts you entered. Remember, the amount in the field labelled Amount of reserve from your most recent disposition of property (enter the most recent amount included in one of the two previous lines) can’t be more than the amounts entered in the two previously mentioned fields.

Note: You can find the T2017 page under the PENSIONS PLANS AND INVESTMENTS icon of the PREPARE tab.