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You will see the following error message in H&R Block’s 2016 tax software if, when entering your information on the Foreign tax credit page, you reported foreign interest but did not select the type of interest you received from the dropdown menu:

You need to choose the type of interest for the foreign interest you earned. [error code: 283]

How do I fix this?

To correct the error, select the type of foreign interest income you received from the dropdown menu on the Foreign tax credit page.

Note: You can find the Foreign tax credit page on the PREPARE tab under the OTHER icon.