You will see the following error message in H&R Block’s 2016 tax software if you indicated that your business or partnership hired apprentices but did not enter the amount of eligible expenditures you paid in 2016 for an apprentice:
You need to enter the amount of eligible expenses paid in 2016 for an apprentice because you entered the number of apprentices the business or partnership hired. [error code: 185]
How do I fix this?
To correct the error, enter the amount of eligible expenditures paid in 2016 for an apprentice who started an apprenticeship program on or before April 23, 2015 and/or after April 23, 2015. To do so, select Ontario self-employment credits on the Employment & Self-employment page under the EMPLOYMENT icon of the PREPARE tab. On the Ontario tax credits for self-employment individuals page, enter the amount of expenses you paid in the year for the apprentice(s) your business or partnership hired.