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Error message: "Schedule C: Other Expenses Text-6 is invalid for E-Filing. Remove all preceding spaces...." But the pink-highlighted line in the form is blank. Help?

"Check E-file Status" won't allow me to file.  The error message is: "Schedule C: Other Expenses Text-6 is invalid for E-Filing. Remove all preceding spaces or invalid characters." But the pink-highlighted line in the form is blank--so there are no spaces or characters to remove! How can I fix this error?

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Error message: "Schedule C: Other Expenses Text-6 is invalid for E-Filing. Remove all preceding spaces...." But the pink-highlighted line in the form is blank. Help?

I had the same problem. The Schedule C is corrupted. First use the forms menu to open the form and print what you have. Then delete the form. Then open a new schedule C and start filling in the entries. If you look at the list of forms you will see that any 1099s that had been linked to the Schedule C are marked as having errors. You need to open each one in turn and link each 1099 to the schedule C by typing in the Schedule C name. When completed all the entries should match the copy that you printed. I found it easier just using the forms menu directly than going back to the step by step method.

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Error message: "Schedule C: Other Expenses Text-6 is invalid for E-Filing. Remove all preceding spaces...." But the pink-highlighted line in the form is blank. Help?

I have the same problem and there is no solution that I can find.

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Error message: "Schedule C: Other Expenses Text-6 is invalid for E-Filing. Remove all preceding spaces...." But the pink-highlighted line in the form is blank. Help?

How can I can tubotax tech support since the software appears to be defective.

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Error message: "Schedule C: Other Expenses Text-6 is invalid for E-Filing. Remove all preceding spaces...." But the pink-highlighted line in the form is blank. Help?

Yes you can contact the call center by clicking on this link: contact TurboTax support

We cannot see your tax return in this forum. The program is designed to link Forms 1099-MISC to your Schedule C when also reporting expenses. 

 

Click here for more details: How do I report income from self-employment?

Where do I enter a 1099-MISC and scroll down to the drop-down menu for What if my 1099-MISC was from self-employment work, a rental property, royalties, or farm income or rental?

 

It is a best practice to have the income earned online deposited in a separate bank from your personal bank. If not, I highly recommend QuickBooks Self-Employed to keep track of your income and expenses throughout the year. It is free for TurboTax Self-Employed customers for one year. 

 

You may also be interested to know about a few other deductions:

Qualified Business Income Deduction

Home Office Deduction

Tax Guide for the Self-Employed

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