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North Carolina law requires all employers and other payers, who are required to or voluntarily withhold North Carolina income taxes, to file Form NC-3 and the required W-2 and 1099 statements electronically using the eNC3 and Information Reporting Application.

Some individuals and entities, who are not required to file Form NC-3, may be required to report W-2 and 1099 statements to the NCDOR if they pay or control the payment of any income to any taxpayer. For more information, check out our Frequently Asked Questions


Web File Upload

You can access the file specifications and learn more about this option on our Web File Upload  page. 

Manual Entry

The Manual Entry option will allow you to manually enter each NC-3, W-2, 1099, or 1042-S in the eNC3 and Information Reporting Application without creating a file.

W-2 Text File Generator 

The NCDOR has a tool available to assist with filing W-2s electronically utilizing Microsoft Excel.  The tool assists businesses and employers with creating a text file that can be uploaded in the Department’s eNC3 application to meet the electronic filing requirement.  This option is great for employers who are unable to create a text file for upload but have too many W-2s to use the manual entry option.

W-2 Text File Generator




File tax years 2020 through 2022. Tax year 2022 can be filed starting March 2022



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