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How to resolve Lacerte diagnostic ref. 51732, 51735, 51755, and 51756 for California Charitable Contributions

by Lacerte Tax 2023 Updated 7 months ago

When reporting a difference between Federal and California Cash Contributions, one of the following diagnostics is generating and preventing e-file transmission;

  • e-file: Schedule CA, Part II, Line 14, column (B) (Total Charitable Contributions) must equal the sum of Line 11, column (B) through Line 13, column (B). There are disallowed contributions on this return. This return must be filed as a conventional paper return. (ref. #51732)
  • e-file: Schedule CA-NR, Part III, Line 14, column (B) (Total Charitable Contributions) must equal the sum of line 11, column (B) through Line 13, column (B). There are disallowed contributions on this return.  This return must be filed as a conventional paper return. (ref. #51735)
  • e-file: Schedule CA, Part II, Line 14, column (C) (Total Charitable Contributions) must equal the sum of Line 11, column (C) through Line 13, column (C). There are disallowed contributions on this return. This return must be filed as a conventional paper return. (ref. #51755)
  • e-file: Schedule CA-NR, Part III, Line 14, column (C) (Total Charitable Contributions) must equal the sum of Line 11, column (C) through Line 13, column (C). There are disallowed contributions on this return.  This return must be filed as a conventional paper return. (ref. #51756)

To resolve these diagnostics:

Your California deduction may be different from your Federal deduction.  If the information reported on Schedule CA/Schedule CA-NR is correct, this return must be filed as a conventional paper return.  These differences may be correct however, they aren't allowed when e-filing a California return and will result in a reject.

If these differences should not be present, follow these steps to verify the information present in the carryovers to make adjustments;

  1. Go to Screen 25, Itemized Deductions.
  2. Scroll down to the Contribution Carryovers section.
  3. Verify the input in State, if different (-1=none) {CA only}, these amounts are proforma'ed from year to year.
  4. If applicable, verify any amount entered in Cash Contributions (Ctrl+E), within the State if different column (code 191) is accurate.

Make sure you select CA as the state identifiers within these entries.  When preparing a multi-state return the state indicator may default to a different state.

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