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How to resolve Lacerte diagnostic ref. 25319 regarding the Schedule M-2

by Lacerte Tax 2023 Updated 6 months ago

When the following critical diagnostic is generating, follow the steps in this article to resolve.

  • The total amount of distributions reducing Schedule M-2 accounts does not equal the total distributions shown on Schedule K line 16d and 17c. Verify any Schedule M-2 distribution overrides entered in Screen 32.(ref. #25319) ( in prior years this diagnostic reference number was- ref. #21369)

This Diagnostic is more of an informational diagnostic referring to a discrepancy between the Schedule K and Schedule M-2 distributions.

This diagnostic generates when a property distribution has been entered on Screen 8, Distributions, Loan Repayments in Distributions (including cash) Other than Dividends, or on Screen 27, Other Schedule K Items in Distributions (cash and property), and an additional distribution (different than the amount entered on the other input screen) has been made on Screen 32, Schedule M-2, as an override.

Follow these steps to remove the override and resolve this diagnostic:

  1. Go to Screen 32, Schedule M-2.
  2. Scroll down to the Accumulated Adjustments Account (Sch. M-2) section 
  3. Remove the amount in, Distributions other than dividends [O] (code 104).
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