You will see the following error message in H&R Block’s 2016 tax software if, in the Splitting your pension income section of the Your 2016 income page, you entered an amount for the total tax deducted from your pension that was more than the combined total of your pension income and the amount(s) found in box 17 on all your T4A-RCA slips:
The total tax deducted from the pension income you want to split can’t be more than the total amount of eligible pension income and the total amount from box 17 on all T4A-RCA slips. Please correct the amount you entered. [error code: 281]
How do I fix this?
To correct the error, enter the correct amount of total tax deducted from the pension income that you want to split with your spouse or common-law partner into the designated field in the Splitting your pension income section. You can find this section on the Your 2016 income page on the WRAP-UP tab under the OPTIMIZATION icon.
Note: You can find the total tax deducted from your pension income on your information slips that relate only to the pension income entered on the form.