And it has nothing to do with the intricacies of our confusing tax code:
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The error appears to affect anyone with a return prepared and filed by H&R Block prior to February 22, and which included Form 8863, which is used to claim credits related to education.
It's not surprising that errors like this happen when the forms are being revised until the last minute.