I'm trying to file my 2018 taxes, which include form 8863 (nonrefundable education credits) and therefore also schedule 3. I keep getting the following error when I file:
Issue : Business Rule IND-422 - Form 1040, Schedule 3, 'EducationCreditAmt' must be equal to Form 8863, 'NonrefundableEducationCrAmt'.
The following information may help you determine the form at issue: Field/Xpath: /efile:Return/efile:ReturnData/efile:IRS8863/efile:NonrefundableEducationCrGroup/efile:NonrefundableEducationCrAmt
Issue : Business Rule F1040-064-03 - Form 1040, 'TotalCreditsAmt' must be equal to the sum of the following: 'CTCODCAmt' and Form 1040, Schedule 3, 'ForeignTaxCreditAmt' and 'CreditForChildAndDepdCareAmt' and 'EducationCreditAmt' and 'RtrSavingsContributionsCrAmt' and 'ResidentialEnergyCreditAmt' and 'OtherCreditsAmt'.
The following information may help you determine the form at issue: Field/Xpath: /efile:Return/efile:ReturnData/efile:IRS1040/efile:TotalCreditsAmt
From these two errors, I would guess that "EducationCreditAmt" on schedule 3 isn't being set correctly on the software, despite it showing up correctly on the screen. However, all fields on schedule 3 are automatically calculated by free file, so I don't think there is much I can do about this.
Has anyone experienced anything similar and solved the problem? As a last resort I could just mail in my taxes, but hopefully there's an alternative.