You will see the following error message in H&R Block’s 2016 tax software if:
- You indicated that your marital status on December 31, 2016 was either separated or divorced;
- You told us you reconciled within 90 days of the date of separation;
- You left the field labelled Date of birth empty on the Your spouse’s personal information page; and
- You entered transfer amounts on the Amounts from [Spouse]’s 2016 return page:
Since you’re transferring amounts from your spouse or common-law partner, you need to enter his/her date of birth so we can calculate the allowable amounts. [error code: 317]
How do I fix this?
To correct the error, enter your spouse or common-law partner’s date of birth into the designated field of the Your spouse’s personal information page.
Note: You can find the Your spouse’s personal information page on the GET STARTED tab under the ABOUT YOUR SPOUSE icon.