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Help with e filing taxes, Business Rule X0000-005 – The XML data has failed schema validation.?

Asked by: proffr 3064 views YA Discussion

I am filing my taxes via e file and when I try to submit them I keep getting a rejection notification. It reads as follows: Here’s the reason for the rejection:

Field/Xpath: /efile:Return[1]/efile:ReturnData[1]/efile:IRSW2[2]/efile:EmployerUSAddress[1]/efile:City[1]
Issue : Business Rule X0000-005 – The XML data has failed schema validation.

Field/Xpath: /efile:Return[1]/efile:ReturnData[1]/efile:IRSW2[1]/efile:EmployerUSAddress[1]/efile:City[1]
Issue : Business Rule X0000-005 – The XML data has failed schema validation.

The field paths listed indicate that the problem lies within my e file W2 forms, and that the employer cities on the form are incorrect. I have looked at the employer city on both of my listed e file W2s and both read exactly as the paper copy of my W2s do. Does anybody know what the issue is here?

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  • business rule x0000-05
  • Field/Xpath: /efile:Return[1]/efile:ReturnData[1]/efile:IRSW2[2]/efile:EmployerUSAddress[1]/efile:City[1]
  • The XML data has failed schema validation

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  1. Gordon on Mar 05, 2013 Reply

    do you have the government schema? if so put it through an xml validation tool,along with your xml file and it will highlight where your xml does not meet the specification of the schema, simply amend your xml file so it is correct and valid to the schema.
    http://www.liquid-technologies.com/FreeXmlTools/FreeXmlValidator.aspx 

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  2. Karen on Mar 05, 2013 Reply

    Call the support line for the software company you used. I work for a company that makes tax software, and when the rejection code is vague, like yours, the only way for you to see the problem is for the person who programmed the software to compare your return to the schema given by the government. Once the person takes a look at your return, of will take 30 seconds to see the problem. Be aware that the person on the phone is probably just a support rep who hasn’t been trained on this, he or she will probably have to call you back after the programmer/analyst takes a look at it.

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  3. brucru on Apr 13, 2013 Reply

    Check all of the fields on your W2. I got an error that said I failed validation on the Employee Address, when actually the problem was that I had a blank employee name. Look at especially your W2 employer name and address, or re-enter them.

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