Error code 153

You will see the following error message in H&R Block’s 2017 tax software if, on the Donations and gifts (Schedule 9) page, you claimed an amount for the community food program donation tax credit for farmers that is more than your allowable donation amount:

The amount you entered for the value of the agricultural products you donated can’t be more than your maximum allowable amount for 2017 (${1}), based on the total amount of donations you entered and your income. Let’s go back and make sure the amount you enter for the value of the products you donated is less than (${1}). [error code: 153]

How do I fix this?

To correct the error, return to the Donations and gifts page, and enter the correct value of the agricultural products you donated, in the designated field. You can find the Donations and gifts page on the PREPARE tab under the MOST POPULAR icon.