eNC5Q Software Developer Testing Information

NCDOR requests that all software developers/payroll service providers register and participate in our eNC5Q file format testing and review process. This new process will allow the Department to:

  • Verify your file formats are correct

  • Display your product(s) on the Department's website


Testing Information

  • eNC5Q Product Registration Form
  • Testing Instructions and Requirements
    • Deadlines and Due Dates
      1. eNC5Q Registration Form Due Date - October 31, 2021
    • Test File Data Requirements
      1. Text files (.txt) are the only acceptable formats
      2. Test SSNs, FEIN/EINs cannot be all 0's, 6's or 9's
      3. Do Not use Personal Identifying Information (PII) or Federal Taxable Income (FTI) information in your text files. All test data should be dummy (fake) information that cannot be associated with a valid taxpayer account.

Instructions for Test File Format and Product Review Process