North Carolina Releases 2017 W-2 Specifications

December 13, 2017 Adam Rivera

North Carolina has released the 2017 eNC3 W-2 Specifications. These specifications are effective for all submissions made on or after January 1, 2018. Prior year data, original and corrected, must be filed according to these specifications. Additionally, a separate submission is required for each tax year.


There are some changes from the previous revision:

  • New instructions
    • “RS” Record
      • State Employer Account Number MUST be numeric; APPLIEDFOR is not a valid entry. Please reference the eNC3 FAQ document for information on how to obtain a withholding account number (if applicable).
      • New field positions
        • “B” Record
          • Field Position 699-710 (State Winnings)
            • For Form W-2G only
          • Field Position 711-722 (State Income)
            • For 1099-MISC only

To view the 2017 W-2 Specifications, please click here.


About the Author

Adam Rivera is a member of the Regulatory Analysis Team's Direct Tax division at Sovos. His main areas of focus are Federal and State Tax Withholding and Affordable Care Act (ACA) Reporting. Prior to Sovos, Adam worked as a legislative aide in the Florida House of Representatives. He also has experience in securities law, focusing on securities litigation and researching emerging crowdfunding methods of raising capital. Adam is a member of both the Massachusetts and Florida Bars. He earned his B.A. from the University of Florida and his J.D. from the University of Miami.

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