Error Message 245: SupportPaymentsMade_Deductible_MUST_BE_LESS_THAN_SupportPaymentsMade_TOTAL

You'll see the following error message in H&R Block’s 2016 tax software if you are claiming a deduction amount for alimony support payments that exceeds the total amount of support payments you reported for the year:

The allowable deduction cannot be greater than the total amount of support payments paid in 2016. [error code: 245]

How do I fix this?

To correct the error, enter the correct allowable deduction amount for alimony payments you made during the year on the Spousal support or child support payments made page. This value cannot be more than the total support payments you made in 2016. 

Note: You can find the Spousal support or child support payments made page under the OTHER icon of the PREPARE tab.