Error code 138

You will see the following error message in H&R Block’s 2017 tax software if you entered a value that exceeds the maximum tuition transfer amount permitted by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) on the Amounts from [spouse]’s 2017 return page:

The tuition amount your spouse or common-law partner is transferring to you can’t be higher than the maximum amount of $5,000.00. Let’s take a moment to go back and correct this entry. You can find the transferable tuition amount on Schedule 11 of your spouse’s 2017 federal return. [error code: 138]


How do I fix this?

To correct this error, enter the correct tuition amount designated for transfer as shown on your spouse’s or common-law partner’s Schedule 11 into the tax software. Remember, you cannot transfer tuition credits that have been carried forward from a previous year; only current year credits can be transferred.

Note: You can find Amounts from [spouse]’s 2017 return page under the OTHER icon of the PREPARE tab.