1120 - US ELF: Error Code X0000-005

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Error Code X0000-005: /Return/ReturnData/IRS5472/RelatedPartyInfo/PrincipalBusinessActivity: (rule X0000-005) The XML data has failed schema validation. cvc-complex-type.2.4.a. Invalid content was found starting with element 'PrincipalBusinessActivity'. One of '{"http://www.irs.gov/efile":SSN, "http://www.irs.gov/efile":EIN, "http://www.irs.gov/efile":MissingEINReason}' is expected.;

IRS error code X0000-005, The return and The Transmission (XML) Documents, must conform to the version of the XML Schema they specify. The version for the transmission document is specified in the Transmission Header. The version of the return document is specified in the root element of the return.

This error code means that your return is not conforming to the IRS specifications for electronic filing. Make sure you review and clear all diagnostics. The following are items you can check to correct this error code.

If, after checking the above items and clearing all your diagnostics, you are still getting this error code or you do not find any of the above items in your return, call CS Support at 800.968.0600 to determine why your return is being rejected.

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