Solution: The number of characters in the taxpayer's and spouses' names exceeds the length the IRS allows. You will need to reduce the length of the combined names. Do not enter DECD on the return, the tax application inserts it in the e-File. We recommend you delete the middle initials and shorten the names.
If the information in Name Line 1 exceeds 35 characters, truncate using the following priority:
Substitute the initial for the second given name.
Omit the second initial of the secondary taxpayer, if necessary.
Omit the second initial of the primary taxpayer, if necessary.
Substitute initials for the secondary taxpayer's given name.
Substitute initials for the primary taxpayer's given name.
This information applies to all years of the UltimateTax software.