Error Message 245: SupportPaymentsMade_Deductible_MUST_BE_LESS_THAN_SupportPaymentsMade_TOTAL

You will see the following error message in H&R Block’s 2015 tax software if you are claiming a deduction amount for alimony support payments that exceeds the total amount of support payments you reported for 2015:

The allowable deduction cannot be greater than the total amount of support payments paid in 2015. [error code: 245]

To correct the error, enter the correct allowable deduction amount for alimony payments you made during the year into the field labelled Allowable Deduction on the Alimony or child support payments made page. This value cannot exceed the amount you entered into the field labelled Total amount paid in 2015.

Note: You can find the Alimony or child support payments made page under the OTHER icon of the PREPARE tab.