Warning: Exceeding your maximum split-pension amount

You’ll see the following warning message in H&R Block’s 2017 tax software if, in the Splitting your pension income section of the Your 2017 income page, you entered a split-pension amount that exceeds the maximum amount you’re allowed to split:

The amount entered as your split-pension income can’t be higher than ${1}. [warning]

 

How do I fix this?

To clear this warning, enter the pension amount that you and your spouse or common-law partner have chosen to split in the designated field of the Your 2017 income page in H&R Block’s tax software. The pension amount you’ve chosen to split can’t be more than 50% of the total pension income you received in 2017. If you’d like to split the maximum pension amount allowed, simply leave this field empty and the tax software will automatically calculate this amount for you.

Note: You can find the Your 2017 income page under the OPTIMIZATION icon of the WRAP-UP tab.

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