Error Message 147: S6_SPOUSE_IS_NON_RESIDENT

You will see the following error message in H&R Block’s 2015 tax software if you answered Yes to the question Do you have an eligible spouse? on the Schedule 6: Working Income Tax Benefit page but, when completing the Your spouse’s residence page, you also indicated that he or she wasn’t living in Canada on December 31, 2015:

You need to answer No to the question about having an eligible spouse because you indicated he/she wasn’t living in Canada on December 31, 2015. [error code: 147]

To correct the error, you must either answer No to the question Do you have an eligible spouse? on the Working Income Tax Benefit (WITB) page or you must indicate that your spouse lived in Canada on December 31, 2015 in H&R Block’s tax software.

In order to be considered eligible for the purposes of the WITB, your spouse must meet all of the conditions listed here.

Note: The Schedule 6: Working Income Tax Benefit page and the Your spouse’s residence page can be found in the following locations in the tax software, respectively:

  • On the PREPARE tab under the EMPLOYMENT icon
  • On the HOME tab under the ABOUT YOUR SPOUSE icon