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11026: 1040 - EF Message 0043

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How do I clear EF Message 0043 in a 1040 return?

EF Message 0043 -

MISSING DATA: When the filing status is Head of Household, one of the following must be present:

- Name of dependent or qualifying person
- SSN for dependent or qualifying person

Return to screen 2 and complete the required information for each dependent or qualifying person.

The SSN/ITIN/ATIN of the dependent or qualifying person:
- Must be all numerals
- Cannot be all zeros, ones, twos, threes, fours, fives, sixes, sevens, or eights
- Cannot be the same as the taxpayer

Review screen 1 (demographics or Name and Address) to be sure that: 

  • Dependent of another is not selected.
  • The filing status is correct.
  • The name of the person qualifying for HOH is entered.
  • The SSN/ITIN for the primary taxpayer is valid and within valid ranges.

Review screen 2 (Dependents) to be sure it has been completed, including any additional information needed. Check that:

  • All SSN/ITIN/ATINs are valid and within valid ranges.
  • The SSN/ITIN/ATINs entered are not identical to the taxpayer.
  • The Months in home field has been completed.
  • All selections have been made as necessary under Additional Information at the bottom of the screen.

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