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Whether you’re an experienced do-it-yourselfer or doing your own taxes for the first time, this is your place to learn and share. Here you’ll find information and resources for using H&R Block’s online and software DIY solutions. You’ll also find links to more information to assist you on your DIY journey.

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Valued Pioneer
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-11-2018

CA State issue with incomplete W-2

Hi,

 

I get the following message in the Accuracy Review Results:

 

California State Issues

CA - Your state and local information is incomplete on 1 or more of your W-2s.  Make sure Boxes 15-17 are complete and remove any locality information if Boxes 18 and 19 are blank or 0.
 
Boxes 15-17 are complete, Boxes 18, 19 and 20 are blank.
 
Can anyone help figure out why this isn't being accepted?
 
Thanks!
Trusted Council Member
Posts: 6,191
Registered: ‎02-23-2016

Re: CA State issue with incomplete W-2

Hi arnair73,

 

 

 

Welcome to the H&R Block community.

 

If you have the name of a locality entered on your W-2 then you have to enter you local wages (wages earned within that locality) and any withholdings you have for that locality as well.  The software will not accept blanks or zeroes if you have the name of a school district or county or other identifying information for a locality entered.

 

This could be coming from your general information or from your W-2 on the federal return.  You're positive there is no locality information on the W-2 in the software right?  Especially in Box 20?  What city do you live in?  If you live in a locality that imposes an income tax then boxes 18, 19, and 20 must be completed.

 

The other possibilities here are that you mis-checked something in the interview or that the software isn't working correctly.  But let's see if we can figure this out first.

 

 

 

Louis,

Senior Tax Advisor (Tampa, FL)

Valued Pioneer
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-11-2018

Re: CA State issue with incomplete W-2

Hi, I just figured it out.   I had added CA SUI in the section above and after removing that entry the error is gone.

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Trusted Council Member
Posts: 6,191
Registered: ‎02-23-2016

Re: CA State issue with incomplete W-2

Glad you were able to figure this one out.

 

I'll be here if you need anything else.

 

Louis

Apo
Pioneer
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-24-2018

Re: CA State issue with incomplete W-2

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I'm having the same issue.

Here's how I have it now:

Box 14: CASDI (with $ amount)

Box 18-20: blank

 

In my W-2, boxes 18-20 are blank.

 

But it gives me the error. Could you help?

 

 I live in San Francisco, CA

Associate (Pioneer)
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-24-2018

Re: CA State issue with incomplete W-2

Hello Apo,

 

 Thank you for reaching out to us. Below is some steps you can take to fix the issue.

 

Knowledge Centre

  1. Click the Federal tab at the top of the screen.
  2. Select Go to the beginning of my return.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Click Income under the Federal Tab.
  5. If applicable, click Yes to the question Do you need to tell us about any additional income?
  6. Click Add next to Employment, 1099-G and Freelance / Contract Income.
  7. Click Visit Topic next to W-2 Wages, salaries, and tips.
  8. Click Edit beside the W-2 the caused the error. If it is not listed, click Add New W-2 instead.
  9. Click Next to the page titled Tell us about this W-2, enter any requested information if necessary.
  10. Scroll down to boxes 15-20.
    • If the W-2 DOES NOT have information in boxes 16-20, leave ALL of the boxes (including box 15 - DO NOT ENTER CA or any other postal code in box 15 unless there is information in boxes 16-20!) blank.
    • If the W-2 DOES have information in boxes 16-20:
      • Fill out all of the boxes 15-20.
      • For California residents, Box 20 should be filled with CASDI (even if only CA or anything with CA in it is listed).

 

  If you are still having issue please feel free to reply back or contact us at 1-866-606-3400. 

 

Thank You,

LaKiva

Apo
Pioneer
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-24-2018

Re: CA State issue with incomplete W-2

What if my W-2 has information for boxes 15-16-17, but NO information for boxes 18-19-20?

Pioneer
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-29-2018

Re: CA State issue with incomplete W-2

I have similar issue

I have information only in 15 and 16; 17-20 is blank

 

Pioneer
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-30-2018

Re: CA State issue with incomplete W-2

I have the same issue.

 

I have information for boxes 15-17 on my W2.

 

Boxes 18-20 are blank. It continues to tell me there is an error when I resubmit.

 

HELP!

Associate (Pioneer)
Posts: 61
Registered: ‎01-19-2018

Re: CA State issue with incomplete W-2

Good Morning Everyone.

 

Here are the steps again to remove this error message. If you still continue to have issues, please let us know.

 

  1. Click the Federal tab at the top of the screen.
  2. Select the option labeled Go to the beginning of my return.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Click Income.
  5. Click Yes.
  6. Click Add+ next to Employment, 1099-G and Freelance/Contract Income.
  7. Click Visit Topic next to W-2 Wages, salaries and tips.
  8. Click Edit beside the W-2.
  9. Boxes 18-20 should not be filled out with 0s. These boxes should only be filled out if the clients W-2 has information other than 0. Make corrections to these fields as needed.
  10. Click Next to the page Great job! Your W-2 is complete!.
  11. Repeat steps 8 - 10 for each W-2.

Thanks

Ashley 

Social Media / Senior Support Specialist