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How to resolve VA diagnostic ref. 2441 in Lacerte - Locality code is missing or invalid for Virginia e-file

SOLVEDby IntuitLacerte Tax38Updated July 14, 2022

This article will help resolve the following e-file diagnostic:

  • E-file: Locality code is missing or invalid for Virginia e-file. The locality code should be a three-digit numeric code. Please refer to the Lacerte Help System or Virginia Instructions for valid codes.  (ref: #2441)

The locality code can be entered by following these steps:

  1. Go to Screen 1, Client Information.
  2. Select the Virginia Information section from the left sections menu.
  3. Using the dropdown, select the applicable Locality Code Number.
    • If the taxpayer is a nonresident of Virginia, the locality code should be 300=Outside of VA.

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