You will see the following warning message on the ERRORS page in H&R Block’s 2016 tax software if, you are filing your return separately from your spouse or common-law partner, and:
- Your net income is higher than that of your spouse or common-law partner;
- You entered an amount in box 10 (Total benefit paid) of the RC62: Universal childcare benefit statement page; and
- You entered an amount in box 117 (Universal child care benefit (UCCB)) on the Amounts from [Spouse]’s 2016 return page:
You entered universal child care benefit (UCCB) payments in your return and also reported a UCCB amount from your spouse's return. These amounts can only be reported by the spouse with the lower net income. Since you have the higher net income, you need to remove the amount entered in box 10 in the RC62 page in your return and include it in the amount entered in line 117 on the Schedule 2 (Amounts from your spouse's 2016 return) page instead. However, if you and your spouse both received UCCB lump-sum payments in 2016, you need to report the UCCB payments received separately (in the RC62 page in your return for your amount and in line 117 on the Schedule 2 page for your spouse's amount), as well as print your returns and mail them to the CRA instead of filing with NETFILE. We apologize for the inconvenience. [Warning]
How do I fix this?
To clear the warning, delete the amount you entered in box 10 of the RC62 page and include it in the amount you entered in box 117 of the Amounts from [Spouse]’s 2016 return page. If both you and your spouse or common-law partner received UCCB lump-sum payments in 2016, you will not be able to NETFILE your return; the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requires that you to print and mail-in your respective returns.