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Some users have reported downloading or installation issues with AccuWage/AccuW2C TY13 while using the new version of Internet Explorer (IE11) as their browser. Many users are able to download AccuWage/AccuW2C TY13 while using Google Chrome or Firefox as their browser. If you still need help with a downloading or installation issue, please fill out the Systems Configuration Checklist and send it to the AccuWage Help Mailbox. This will aid us in finding a solution to your issue in a more timely manner.

A new Informational alert will display if the Submitter EIN (RA or RCA Record) and Employer/Agent EIN (RE or RCE Record) fields are matching. This is an informational only alert. If you intended for the fields to match and there are no other errors in the file to correct, please leave AccuWage/AccuW2C and go to the BSO Webpage to upload your file. You will not receive the pop-up to go directly to the BSO Webpage from AccuWage/AccuW2C TY13 if you received the informational alert.

12/23/13 - AccuWage and AccuW2C software for 2013 is designed to test wage reports in the current EFW2-EFW2C formats. The most current versions of AccuWage and AccuW2C work with current and prior year wage submissions.

  • Previous versions of the AccuWage and AccuW2C software have been removed from the AccuWage website. We recommend that wage submitters uninstall prior versions of AccuWage and AccuW2C before they download the software for the current tax year.

10/28/13 - AccuW2C 2013 and a new version of AccuWage 2013 are now available for download. Both contain the recent changes made to the EFW2/EFW2C.

Below you will find a listing of the recent changes:

  • Contact Phone Number (RA or RCA Record), Employer Contact Phone Number (RE or RCE Record), Employer Contact Phone Extension (RE or RCE Record), Employer Contact Fax Number (RE or RCE Record) fields are numeric only and will not allow blanks in the middle of the field. Examples: 123 456789 is not valid due to the blank between the 3 and 4. 123-456-7899 is not valid due to the hyphens. NO special characters are valid in these fields.
  • An informational alert will display if the Submitter EIN (RA or RCA Record) and Employer/Agent EIN (RE or RCE Record) is matching. This is only an alert notifying the user that the fields match and asking if you meant for this to happen. If this was intentional, you may continue and process your file as normal. This is only an informational alert.
  • Employer Contact E-Mail/Internet (RE or RCE Record) is not a mandatory field.

Below is a series of links for more information about AccuWage/AccuW2C:

  • Visit our Troubleshooting page for help with downloading problems.
  • The Help Guide contains extensive information regarding viewing, testing and correcting errors in wage report files.
  • The System Configuration Checklist is a listing of questions to include in your email to accuwage.help@ssa.gov that will enable us to find the root cause and provide solutions to installation issues.
  • Visit the FAQ link for the Frequently Asked Questions and Solutions document. It contains the most common questions about downloading AccuWage/AccuW2C and some of the more difficult installation questions.

08/05/13 - The AccuWage 2013 software is now available to download.

  • Visit our Troubleshooting page for help with downloading problems.
  • The Help Guide contains extensive information regarding viewing, testing and correcting errors in wage report files.

What is AccuWage/AccuW2C?

AccuWage/AccuW2C is free software from Social Security.

  • AccuWage is for use with Electronic Filing W-2 - EFW2
  • AccuW2C is for use with Electronic Filing W-2c - EFW2C

The software allows you to check W-2 (Wage and Tax Statement) and W-2c (Corrected Wage and Tax Statement) reports for correctness before you send them to Social Security.

How does AccuWage/AccuW2C work?

First, you need to download and install AccuWage/AccuW2C software on your PC. Then, specify the directory where your W2REPORT or W2CREPORT file is located. AccuWage/AccuW2C reads the file and informs you of any errors it detects.

Software Policy

The AccuWage/AccuW2C software identifies most of the common format errors in wage submissions. Using this software greatly reduces submission rejections. Please be aware that even if no errors are identified by AccuWage/AccuW2C, your submission could be returned because of other errors.

The user explicitly acknowledges that all shareware obtained from this site is provided 'as is' without warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and that the risk of using shareware obtained from this site, including the entire costs of all necessary remedies, is with that user.

Download Options

  • To test wage reports created in the 2013 EFW2 format for submission during calendar year 2014, download AccuWage - 2013 Tax Year.
  • To test wage reports created in the 2013 EFW2C format for submission during calendar year 2014, download AccuW2C - 2013 Tax Year.

More Information

For more information about the EFW2 and EFW2C formats, or for answers to other questions about wage reporting, please contact an Employer Services Liaison Officer or visit How to Reach Us.