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Troubleshooting California diagnostic ref. 16499 in Lacerte

SOLVEDby Intuit19Updated November 18, 2023

The following California diagnostic is generating in the Individual module of Lacerte:

  • e-file: State of domicile is required for e-file. (ref. #16499)

This diagnostic generates when CA isn't set as the full year resident state in Screen 1, Client Information.

Follow these steps to resolve the diagnostic for a full-year resident:

  1. Go to Screen 1, Client Information.
  2. Check the Full Year Resident? box.

Follow these steps to resolve the diagnostic for a part-year or nonresident:

  1. Click on the diagnostic or go to Screen 55, Part-Year/Nonresident Information.
  2. Select California from the left navigation menu.
  3. Locate the California Part-Year/Nonresident Information section.
  4. Locate the Domicile in 2023 subsection.
  5. Use the dropdown menu to select the State in which the the Taxpayer and/or Spouse were domiciled during the year.
  6. Use the dropdown menu to select the Country.
  7. Complete any other applicable subsections for the client.

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