You will see the following error message in H&R Block’s 2016 tax software if you have entered a value that exceeds the maximum tuition, education, and textbook transfer amount permitted by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) on the Amounts from [spouse’s] 2016 return page:
The tuition, education, and textbooks amounts your spouse is transferring to you can’t be higher than $5000.00. Make sure you entered the amount shown on his or her 2016 federal return correctly. [error code: 138]
How do I fix this?
To correct the error, enter the correct tuition, education, and textbook amounts designated for transfer as shown on your spouse’s or common-law partner’s Schedule 11 into the tax software.
Note: You cannot transfer tuition credits carried forward from a previous year, they must be current year credits only for transfer.