Error Message RQ168: BUSINESS_NAME_INVALID

You'll see the following error message on the ERRORS page in H&R Block’s 2016 tax software if, when completing form T2125, T2042, or T2121, you entered a business, farm, or boat name that contained invalid characters:

You need to remove all special characters (&, !, etc.) included in the business name, farm name, or boat name (whichever applies to you) and ensure you only include letters, numbers, hyphens, apostrophes, periods, brackets, or underscores. Since this name is for informational purposes only, it doesn’t need to be an exact match. [error code: RQ168]

How do I fix this?

To correct the error, enter the name of your business, farm, or boat on form T2125, T2042, or T2121 (whichever applies to you) using only the following characters:

  • Letters
  • Numbers
  • Hyphens
  • Apostrophes
  • Periods
  • Brackets
  • Underscores

If the name of your business, farm, or boat contain special characters that are not listed above, do not enter these into the business, farm, or boat name field of the applicable form. These fields are for informational purposes only, so the entry does not need to be an exact match.

Note: Form T2125, T2042, and T2121 can all be found on the PREPARE tab under the EMPLOYMENT icon provided you clicked the checkbox labelled I worked for myself on the LET'S TALK ABOUT 2016 page.