W-2 E-Filing Step 3: SSA Submittal

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For help on other parts of the W2 e-filing module, see W-2 E-filing Module Overview.

This tab lists the file(s) that are ready to be filed electronically. The employer names and the form type contained in each highlighted file will be displayed on the right-hand screen.

  1. If there is more than one file, select the one you wish to submit. The yellow field displays the path to the file.
    When you click on a row in this grid, the file's path will be copies to your clipboard. This is very useful for when finding the file to upload. See Copying file name and Path to the Windows Clipboard.
  2. Click Connect to SSA.
  3. The File Submittal dialog appears. Click OK. Your browser will open to the BSO website.
  4. Your browser will open to the BSO website. Click Log In and follow the instructions to upload the file. See Navigating the SSA's Business Services Online Website.
  5. Click Mark as Submitted to mark the file as submitted. Click Reset Status to move the file from Step 3 back to Step 2.
    In general, users should not click Reset Status to reset files that have already been submitted unless they have to resubmit a rejected file. Do not reset a file to make a correction or to file an original with omitted employees. Files can be reset if AccuWage detects errors when the file is tested.
Report Options
PREVIEW BUTTON - Select a file by highlighting it, and choose the Preview button. The Preview screen will display the contents of the file on screen. This screen is for your information only. You can print the report in the Preview mode.

Print Payer Summary - Select this option to preview a list of employers contained in the file. This printout can be kept with a backup disk for reference and safekeeping.

Print Payer and Payee Summary - Select this option to print a list of employers and employees contained in the file. This printout can be kept with a backup disk for reference and safekeeping.
  1. Submitting files to the BSO may not fulfill your state's filing requirements. Click Step 4 - State File. See Step 4: Creating State Files.
Check back on the BSO website for the status of the file submittal until you are sure there were no problems.

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W-2 E-Filing Step 2: Creating an SSA File

W-2 E-Filing Step 4: Create State File

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