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csimps
Level 1

I can't file taxes because I keep getting the following error: "Specify the employment income you want to claim employment expenses on for working at home due to COVID-19. This can be done by selecting ‘yes’ to transferring employment income to form T777S

I keep getting the following error when I go to file my taxes:

"Specify the employment income you want to claim employment expenses on for working at home due to COVID-19. This can be done by selecting ‘yes’ to transferring employment income to form T777S in the applicable T4 slip."

 

I click the "fix" button and it navigates me back to the T4 section where it says:

"Specify the employment income you want to claim employment expenses on for working at home due to COVID-19. This can be done by selecting ‘yes’ to transferring employment income to form T777S in the applicable T4 slip."

 

There is nowhere for me to select "yes" to transferring employment income to form T777S.

 

This is so frustrating!!!!

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TurboTaxSusan
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I can't file taxes because I keep getting the following error: "Specify the employment income you want to claim employment expenses on for working at home due to COVID-19. This can be done by selecting ‘yes’ to transferring employment income to form T777S

You can fix this by going back to your T4 slip and answering “Yes” to the question “Will you claim employment expenses…” at the bottom of the page. You can get back to your T4 Slips by clicking on Find (magnifying glass) in the upper-right corner of your screen. In the Find window, type in “T4” and select “T4 Employment Income”. Click the “Go” button. Click “Edit” next to the T4 you want to change.

sarahpc
New Member

I can't file taxes because I keep getting the following error: "Specify the employment income you want to claim employment expenses on for working at home due to COVID-19. This can be done by selecting ‘yes’ to transferring employment income to form T777S

I have the same problem. I have already selected "Yes" to the last question about claiming employment expenses.

 

Please help!

Avy17pring
New Member

I can't file taxes because I keep getting the following error: "Specify the employment income you want to claim employment expenses on for working at home due to COVID-19. This can be done by selecting ‘yes’ to transferring employment income to form T777S

I am having the exact same problem. I select 'yes' to the T4 income I am claiming employment expenses for due to COVID-19, but it send me back into the loop. It will not allow me to file via netfile because of this 'error;, but there is no 'error' and no way to fix. 

 

This is extremely frustrating because we paid for the tax return edition - and still no help!

Mathrym
Level 1

I can't file taxes because I keep getting the following error: "Specify the employment income you want to claim employment expenses on for working at home due to COVID-19. This can be done by selecting ‘yes’ to transferring employment income to form T777S

I have the same problem, I have selected yes.Covid19.JPG Feels like a bug of the software, hoping it is being worked on.

 

 

Mathrym
Level 1

I can't file taxes because I keep getting the following error: "Specify the employment income you want to claim employment expenses on for working at home due to COVID-19. This can be done by selecting ‘yes’ to transferring employment income to form T777S

Problem solved for me. I had put some numbers in the Detailed Method's fields, forgot to remove them and then choose to go with the Flat Method. If you leave numbers in Detailed, but file with Flat, it will generate the error until all fields in Detailed are set to 0 or cleared.

 

Hope it helps some of you!

MattLand
New Member

I can't file taxes because I keep getting the following error: "Specify the employment income you want to claim employment expenses on for working at home due to COVID-19. This can be done by selecting ‘yes’ to transferring employment income to form T777S

Thank you!  This resolved the problem for me as well. 🙂

michaeltaxes4
Level 1

I can't file taxes because I keep getting the following error: "Specify the employment income you want to claim employment expenses on for working at home due to COVID-19. This can be done by selecting ‘yes’ to transferring employment income to form T777S

Perfect!  Man, that was frustrating... but rewarding to finally fix!

LC44
New Member

I can't file taxes because I keep getting the following error: "Specify the employment income you want to claim employment expenses on for working at home due to COVID-19. This can be done by selecting ‘yes’ to transferring employment income to form T777S

this solution does not work! and it is very frustrating

 

rumsha
New Member

I can't file taxes because I keep getting the following error: "Specify the employment income you want to claim employment expenses on for working at home due to COVID-19. This can be done by selecting ‘yes’ to transferring employment income to form T777S

There is still no solution that works for this problem. I have been trying to file my taxes for two weeks. Extremely frustrated.

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