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File NC-3s, 1099s and W-2s

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What is eNC3?

What is eNC3?

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

 

Filing Options

Filing Options

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.

Excel Option 

The NCDOR has a new 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.

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New for 2021

New for 2021

  1. File tax years 2018 through 2020. Tax year 2021 can be filed starting March 2021

  2. The Department retired North Carolina Forms NC-1099ITIN and Form NC-1099PS.

  3. North Carolina Form NC-1099M, Compensation Paid to a Payee can now be filed electronically using the eNC3 application.

  4. Until further notice, the Secretary of Revenue will continue the automatic waiver of the penalty for failure to file Form NC-3 in the format prescribed by the Secretary.  For additional details, see Important Notice dated October 2, 2020.
Additional Resources

Additional Resources

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