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Help with e-filing taxes? Simple question?

Asked by: Long 1831 views YA Discussion

This is my first time doing taxes. I tried e-filing them and it got rejected.
It said this was the problem:
Field/Xpath: /efile:Return[1]/efile:ReturnData[1]/efile:IRSW2[1]/efile:EmployerName[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:EmployerName[1]/efile:BusinessNameLine2[1]
Issue : Business Rule X0000-005 – The XML data has failed schema validation.

(the IRS really doesn’t know how to communicate with humans, do they?)
So I guess there was something wrong with the employers’ names (I have two W-2s)
The instructions just said to fill it out exactly like the W-2s I received. On the online form, it has two lines for employer’s name. Am I supposed to fill one out? Both? It just has the company name on my W-2s.
I definitely filled in the EINs and I just checked and both are correct.
I just realized that Yahoo just let the lines trail off when I was trying to copy and paste what they said. The rest said “efile:IRSW2[1] /efile:EmployerName[1]” and “efile:EmployerName[1] /efile:BusinessNameLine2[1″ which is why I assumed I did the lines incorrectly.
Kelby: There is no 9a or 9b. 9 is just a dark gray box where I can’t type anything

How others found here:

  • Field/Xpath: /efile:Return[1]/efile:ReturnData[1]/efile:IRSW2[1]/efile:WagesAmt[1] Issue : Business Rule X0000-005 - The XML data has failed schema validation
  • field/xpath: /efile:return[1]/efile:returndata[1]/efile:irsw2[2]/efile:wagesamt[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:WagesAmt[1]Issue : Business Rule X0000-005 - The XML data has failed schema validation

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  1. gringa1964 on Feb 23, 2013 Reply

    The most important thing on w-2 is employer’s EIN. Did you fill it in? Company name can be on 1 line or 2, it doesn’t really matter.

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  2. kelby7670 on Feb 23, 2013 Reply

    another forum had this answer….

    After scouring the Google and the IRS website I was finally able to determine that the problem was due to lines 9a and 9b. I had inputted zero’s on the left hand portion of the form (in the boxes). I deleted those, but, left the zero in the total’s column and the IRS then accepted the return.

    If you haven’t already, DON’T bother calling the IRS for help as I was on hold for 45 minutes then transferred around a few times only to be told by every agent to ‘just print out the forms and mail them’. Pretty concerning that I could find what fixed the problem for me (and hopefully you and others) but, the ‘professionals’ at the IRS had no clue. Lol

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  3. Habah on Feb 23, 2013 Reply

    “efile:BusinessNameLine2[1″”

    Even if there is enough room on the program input line to list the company name, if it is split on the W-2, enter it that way.

    So, if Jack Jones Business Emporium Extravaganza Inc is spit between the 2 lines:

    Jack Jones Business
    Emporium Extravaganza Inc

    Then enter it that way.

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