Warning Message: S1_319_CARRYFORWARD

You will see the following warning message on the ERRORS page in H&R Block’s 2016 tax software if, on the Interest paid on a student loan page, you reported more student loan interest than is necessary to calculate your credit for 2016:

We recommend you claim only ${1} of your student loan interest and you carry forward the rest to next year. However, if some of the interest is from 2011, ensure you claim that amount this year as this is the last year you can claim it. [Warning]

How do I fix this?

To clear the warning, enter the amount of student loan interest paid in 2016 or carried forward during the last 5 years recommended by H&R Block’s tax software into the designated field of the Interest paid on a student loan page.

Note: You can find the Interest paid on a student loan page on the PREPARE tab under the STUDENTS icon.