TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
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Error: EF interview converter: bcchmi has too many characters

You may receive this error during the Review on your return.  It occurs when a customer does a year over year transfer from their prior year return where they paid the taxes they owed with a Credit Card and entered in more than one middle initial for the name on the card.  



How to file a return with this error

A return with this error won't be eligible for E-file and will need to printed and mailed in.  


The other option is to "Clear and Start Over" and to then start a new return without transferring the prior year's return.


This issue will be resolved in TurboTax for the 2016 tax year to only allow one character for the middle initial to be entered in or imported in from a prior year.