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 temporarily unavailable for a system enhancement.

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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