You will see the following error message in H&R Block’s 2016 tax software if you are filing a return separate from your spouse or common-law partner and you entered an amount for his/her provincial disability amount that exceeds the provincial maximum on the Amounts from [spouse]’s 2016 return page:

Your spouse’s or common-law partner’s disability amount can’t be more than ${1}. Please correct the amount you entered. [error code: 144]

How do I fix this?

To correct the error, correctly enter your spouse’s or common-law partner’s disability amount into the Disability amount field of the Amounts from [spouse]’s 2016 return page. You can locate this amount on your partner’s provincial Form 428, or by reviewing the table below:

Provincial Disability Amounts for 2016:

 Province/ Territory  Disability Amount
 AB  $14,232
 BC  $7,521
 MB  $6,180
 NB  $7,900
 NL  $5,939
 NWT  $11,419
 NS  $7,341
 NU  $12,947
 ON  $8,088
 PE  $6,890
 SK  $9,334
 YT  $8,001

Note: The Amounts from [spouse]’s 2016 return page can be found on the PREPARE tab under the OTHER icon. To see the field for the Disability amount, you must answer Yes to the following questions:

  • Is [spouse] suffering from a prolonged physical or mental infirmity?
  • Is there a Disability Tax Credit Certificate on file with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)?