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eNC3 - Form NC-3, W-2s, and 1099s


  • In order to print your submitted information, use Internet Explorer (IE) as your web browser. 
  • The issue with the Social Security wage cap has been resolved.

New in 2018:

  • File tax year 2016 and 2017
  • Download and save manually entered information for your records
  • File 1099 form without an NC Withholding Account Number if no NC withholding to report on the 1099 form
  • File 1042-S form

eNC3 Tips

  • Need step-by-step help? Review our step-by-step guides.
  • For the best quality, watch the eNC3 tutorial videos in full screen and HD. Hearing impaired viewers should turn on closed captions.

Filing Options

  • Web File Upload: Click the link to access the file formats for tax years 2016 and 2017 and learn more about this option. Note: Previous file formats DP-40 and DP-43 are no longer valid.enc3 how do i file
  • Manual Entry: The Manual Entry option will allow you to manually enter each NC-3, W-2, 1099, and 1042-S in the eNC3 and Information Reporting Application without creating a file.
  • Waiver information: The Secretary is authorized to waive the requirement to file electronically.
  • For CD-ROM media, review these instructions.

nc-3 vs nc-5What is eNC3?

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

NC-3s and withholding statements are due by January 31, annually.

Where can I get more information?

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