The Business Services Online Suite of Services allows organizations, businesses, individuals, employers, attorneys, non-attorneys representing Social Security claimants, and third-parties to exchange information with Social Security securely over the internet. You must register and create your own password to access Business Services Online.


Effective September 19, 2022, the registration process for Business Services Online (BSO) will change. After you register to use BSO, or for any new BSO service, we will mail an activation code to complete the process. This includes those submitting W-2 and W-2C reports. This extra layer of security is to ensure your information is safe and secure.

The activation code is MAILED to the employer whose Employer Identification Number you are using, at the employer’s business address registered with the IRS. Your employer will usually receive it within two (2) weeks. You will not be able to report wages to us until you have entered the activation code to complete the registration process.

We recommend registering for BSO before W-2 reporting season in January. This will ensure you are in compliance before submitting W-2s.

We appreciate your patience.


W-2 Online and W-2c Online are now available. We appreciate your patience while they were down for a system enhancement.


The Electronic Wage Reporting suite of services will be unavailable from 6:00 AM EST on Friday, 12/02/2022 until 5:00 AM EST on Monday, 12/05/2022 to accommodate upgrades for the Tax Year 2022 filing season. This includes the AccuWage Online, W-2 Online and EFW2 Wage File Upload Services. We will resume accepting electronic submissions, to include those for Tax Year 2022, on 12/05/2022.

Reminder, Tax Year 2022 wage reports must be filed with the Social Security Administration by January 31, 2023.

The Complete Phone Registration option is provided to individuals who began their Business Services Online registration by phone and need to create a password.

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