Error code 281

You will see the following error in H&R Block’s 2018 tax software if, in the Splitting your pension income section on the Your 2018 income page, you entered an amount for the total tax deducted from your pension that was more than the combined total of your eligible pension income, amount(s) found in box 128 on all your T4A slips, amounts from 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 these amounts: the total amount of eligible pension income (${1}), the total amount from box 128 on all T4A slips (${2}), and the total amount from box 17 on all T4A-RCA slips (${3}). You’ll need to correct the amount you entered. [error code: 281]

How do I fix this?

To correct the error, return to the Your 2018 income page and in the Splitting your pension income section, enter the correct amount of total tax deducted from the eligible pension income you want to split with your spouse or common-law partner. This amount can’t be more than the total eligible pension income, total from box 128 of all your T4A slips, and the total amount from box 17 on all your T4A-RCA slips.

You can find the Your 2018 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 you entered. For more information on which slips to refer to for the amount of tax deducted, check out our help centre article: T1032: Joint election to split pension income

 

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