Error Message RQ187: TP59_643_COMMON_MAX_LENGTH

You'll see the following error message in H&R Block’s 2016 tax software if, on form TP-59-V: Employment expenses of salaried employees and employees who earn commission, the description of other expenses you entered contained more than 70 characters:

The information you entered in a field is longer than the maximum number of characters allowed. Please ensure the text you enter is 70 characters or less.  [error code: RQ187]

How do I fix this?

To correct the error, on form TP-59, ensure the description you enter for other expenses you are claiming under any of the following sections, does not exceed 70 characters in length (including spaces):

  • Cost of supplies
  • Motor-vehicle expenses
  • Expenses related to an office in your home

Note: You can find form TP-59 form under the EMPLOYMENT icon of the PREPARE tab.