Error Message 257: T2017_6694_6695_MUST_BE_LESS_THAN_6684_6685

You will see the following error message in H&R Block’s 2015 tax software if you are completing form T2017: Summary of reserves on dispositions of capital property and entered an amount of 2015 reserve for dispositions of QFP and QXP, or QSBCS to your child after March 18, 2008, and after 2011, that was more than the amount of 2015 reserve for dispositions:

The amount of 2015 reserve for dispositions of QFP and QXP, or QSBCS, in 2015 can’t be more than the amount of 2015 reserve for dispositions to your child after March 18, 2008 and after 2011. Please correct the amount you entered. [error code: 257]

To correct the error, enter amounts correctly in the following fields of form T2017:

  • Part 1.A Disposition of qualified farm property and qualified fishing property
    • Amount of 2015 reserve for dispositions of QFP and QXP to your child after March 18, 2007, and all other dispositions of QFP and QXP after 2011
    • If the amount you entered 2 lines above (dispositions made after March 18, 2008) includes a reserve from a disposition in 2015 and at least one reserve from a prior year disposition, enter the amount of 2015 reserve for dispositions of QFP and QXP in 2015

OR

  • Part 1. B Disposition of qualified small business corporation shares
    • Amount of 2015 reserve for dispositions of QFP and QXP to your child after March 18, 2008, and all other dispositions of QSBCS after 2011
    • If the amount you entered on the previous line includes a reserve from a disposition in 2015 and at least one reserve from a prior year disposition, enter the amount of 2015 reserve for dispositions of QSBCS in 2015

Note: Form T2017 can be found under the RRSPS AND INVESTMENTS icon of the PREPARE tab.