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How to resolve ProConnect Tax Diagnostic Ref. 3408 - Taxpayer's 401(k) contributions exceed the limit

by ProConnect Tax Online Updated 6 months ago

This diagnostic isn't an e-file critical diagnostic, and won't prevent you from e-filing the return.

This article will help you resolve the following diagnostic in ProConnect Tax:

  • The taxpayer's 401(k) contributions exceed the [Current Tax Year] limit. The excess amount may need to be added to wages. Refer to Form 1040 instructions for more information. The taxpayer's excess 401(k) contributions can be entered in "Excess salary deferrals". Ref #3408

Ref. 3408 will generate when the 401(k) contributions entered in the Wages, Salaries, Tips (W-2) screen exceed the contribution limit for the current year.

Follow these steps to resolve the diagnostic:

  1. Go to the Input Return tab.
  2. Select Income from the left menu.
  3. Select SS Benefits, Alimony, Misc. Income.
  4. Scroll down to the Alimony and Other Income section.
  5. Enter the amount in Excess salary deferrals.

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