“What Does this Rejection Mean?” Reading Schema Validations

Have you ever wondered why your return is rejecting but your numbers and amounts are correct? Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to read schema validations in the Taxware Systems software program.

To Read Schema:

  • Go to the Summary Menu page and Validity Checks. If the indicator is red, it means that the return is likely to reject.
  • Click on Validity Checks. Any errors picked up by the software will be indicated in red or yellow and will be in list form. Red means that the return is likely to reject because of errors that will be tagged by the IRS, such as errors in basic information. Yellow indicates that there are warnings you should probably look into, but may not be immediately rejected, such as missing preparer or state information.
  • Double click on an error in the list, and you will be directed to the page where the error was found. Once the error is fixed, the error will disappear from the list. Continue down the list until the validity indicator is green. Once the indicator is green, the software has not detected further errors, and you should be able to transmit the return.

To Read the X-Path:

On the validation page where the list of errors is located, click on the right hand top corner “Federal” or “Sate”. This is another type of validation called the X-Path.

Validation Error: The element ‘PreparerUSAddress’ in namespace ‘http://www.irs.gov/efile’ has incomplete content. List of possible elements expected: ‘AddressLine1Txt’ in namespace ‘http://www.irs.gov/efile’.

XPath: Return\ReturnHeader\PaidPreparerInformationGrp\PreparerUSAddress\
Location of error: Line number 40 at position 28.

The validation error in this example is saying that the preparer address is incomplete. To read the XPath shown above, you see that the information is in the Return (Tax Return), Return Header/Preparer Information Group (The preparer information is where the error is located generally), and preparer U.S. address (The preparer information where the error is actually located).

Once the error is found and fixed, the error will disappear from the error list, and then you can continue down the list until your validation indicator is green. When the indicator is green, you should be able to transmit the return.

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