You’ll see the following error message on the ERRORS page in H&R Block’s 2016 tax software if, on the Donations and gifts page, you claimed a donation you made to the government of Canada, another province, or a registered municipality but you didn’t report any income for the year:
Since you didn’t have any income for 2016, you won’t be able to claim the amount you donated to the government of Canada, another province, or a registered municipality this year. Let’s take a moment to go back and remove this amount from the Donations page. Remember, you can carry forward your donations for up to 5 years and claim them in a year you have income. [error code: 451]
How do I fix this?
To fix this error, return to the Donations and gifts page in H&R Block’s tax software. In the Your donations section, click DELETE next to the entry that you’d like to remove:
Remember, you can carry forward your unused donation amounts up to 5 years so that you can claim them in a year you have income.
Note: You can find the Donations and gifts page under the OTHER icon of the PREPARE tab.