North Carolina W-2 Reporting Requirements

  • File W-2 with North Carolina
  • File W-2 with Federal

Does North Carolina mandate W2 filing?

Yes. The North Carolina Department of Revenue requires W2 filing even if there is no state withholding.

Does North Carolina have any additional requirements when filing W2 forms?

Yes. You need to file Form NC-3 as part of your W2 filing.

What information do I need to report on Form NC-3?

Form NC-3 is an annual reconciliation used to report the wages, and taxes withheld from the employees’ paychecks.

What are the due dates to file my W2 online, accompanied by Form NC-3 ?

The filing due date for both Form W2 & NC-3 is the last day of January.

What are the requirements for filing Form W2 online?

The state of North Carolina encouraged to file W2 electronically even if you are submitting 1 or more W2 Form.

What is penalty for filing North Carolina W2s and NC-3s late?

If you file W2 Forms late in North Carolina, the penalty levied is $50 per day, up to a maximum of $1,000. Failing to file NC-3 or efile W2 Forms using the eNC3 and Information Reporting Application by the due date will result in a penalty of $200.

In addition to the standard penalties for filing a federal W-2 late. Learn more about the Form W-2 penalties in detail by visiting

The filing due date for both Form W2 & NC-3 is the last day of January.

Where to mail the W2 form for North Carolina?

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