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W-2 E-Filing: North Carolina

Nina Tchistiakova Updated by Nina Tchistiakova

Due date

January 31

E-filing threshold

It is mandatory to file all W2's electronically. 

Filing options

Electronic filing

Transmittal form

Two separate uploads are required. Upload W-2's to North Carolina through “e-file/MagMedia Create W-2/W-2C Files” Module, steps 4 and 5. Then also Upload File Form NC-3, located in CFS Payroll System under “W-2/1099 Information Returns”.

Required file name

W2REPORT.txt, multiple files W2REPORT _01.txt, W2REPORT_02.txt, etc.

E-filing website

Submitting files

The law requires all businesses to file electronically. Use this application to file original and amended NC-3s and withholding statements.

The eNC3 application will only allow current year 2021 and prior years 2019 & 2018 filings.

State Withholding Account Number MUST be numeric; APPLIED FOR is not a valid entry.

Prior to submitting your file, the eNC3 application will allow you to test your file layout and confirm if it’s formatted correctly. This will ensure your file will be uploaded successfully without generating an error. Step by step instructions to test file formats can be found at

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