XML Manifest error for IRS ACA - HELP!



  • Hi, I need your help.
    First, I am not an XML coder so I will not have the proper technical terms to describe my situation but I hope someone can help. I am trying to upload the ACA 1095 forms to the IRS. It requires an XML manifest. I am using a manifest file I uploaded successfully last year but this year I am getting a major error.

    First I received the error: bolded text"[TPE1118] Our system has detected UTF-8 BOM encoding in the Manifest file and cannot be interpreted."

    So I used Notepad++ v 7.6.3 and converted the file to UTF-8.

    However, now I get the message: bolded text"[TPE1105] Our system has detected a potential threat in the Manifest file you are attempting to transmit and it cannot be transmitted. This may be due to malformed XML."

    I compared the file to the info on IRS publication 5258 and it looks identical. So I started from scratch and recreated the file by cutting and pasting the code directly from the IRS publication into Notepad++, made sure my coding was set to UTF-8 and Language XML. I made sure that every line had a beginning code and matching ending code. But I still receive the error: “[TPE1105] Our system has detected a potential threat in the Manifest file you are attempting to transmit and it cannot be transmitted. This may be due to malformed XML.”

    The only thing I noticed when in Notepad++is that the first line had the bolded text<? andbolded text ?> highlighted The full line is:
    <?xml version=“1.0” encoding=“utf-8”?>

    I removed the ? which then the highlighting went away but I still get the same error message.

    Does anyone have experience with the Manifest file for the IRS upload of the ACA 1095C Forms? Any help would really be appreciated!! I would truly be grateful!

    I called the IRS but they cannot assist with technical issues. It is not a system problem with them.

    Thanks



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  • Thanks for the info. I am new to this so I did not know this was inappropriate. Any suggestions for a forum that is appropriate for my situation?



  • welcome to the notepad++ community, @Lori-Arvonio

    i apologise, that no one online today has experiences in xml data transmit formatting for the irs.

    your question was not inappropriate at all. but i think most of us have little to no experience in what you need.

    best suggestion is to call the irs customer support, if they have such a thing, or to conduct a google search.

    if i enter TPE1105 at google i get quite a lot answers:
    https://www.google.com/search?q=TPE1105

    two solutions that look interesting are:

    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/53934892/irs-a2a-message-was-not-formatted-properly-tpe1105-uniquetransmissionid

    and

    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/37353145/jax-ws-approach-for-irs-air-tpe1105-error

    both at stackoverflow.com

    good luck, i hope you will find what you need



  • @Meta-Chuh said:

    your question was not inappropriate at all…
    best suggestion is to call the irs customer support,

    I would be hard pressed to find a more contradictory pair of phrases! :)



  • @Alan-Kilborn

    might be to you, but i guess it’s due to linguistic differences.
    to me, inappropriate has the meaning of obscene, rather than misplaced.


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