The Electronic Wage Reporting suite of services will be unavailable from 6:00 AM EST on Friday, 12/01/2023 until 5:00 AM EST on Monday, 12/04/2023 to accommodate upgrades for the Tax Year 2023 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 2023, on 12/04/2023.

Reminder, Tax Year 2023 wage reports must be filed with the Social Security Administration by January 31, 2024.


Social Security will hold a series of webinars for the Wage Reporting Community.

Webinar Topic:

Social Security's NEW access and registration process for Business Services Online (BSO)

If you would like to participate, please follow the link below for more information on the webinar series, available dates, and how to register.

BSO Webinar Series

This will be a virtual meeting via Microsoft Teams (MS Teams). Login and call-in information will be provided via email after we receive your registration. This meeting will be moderated by SSA staff. Please direct all questions or concerns to:


Do you need to submit W-2’s to SSA?
Business Services Online (BSO) Registration has changed!

What does this mean for you?

Your BSO User ID and password is no longer used to access BSO employer services. You must use a Social Security online account,, or credential to gain access to the BSO application.

Start by visiting our Social Security Sign in page.

If you do not have a Social Security online account, a or credential, you will need to create one from our BSO Welcome page. Scroll down and select “Create Account” in the “Employers” box.

Extra security is a requirement to access the following BSO employer services:

  • Wage file upload
  • W-2/W-2C online
  • AccuWage online
  • Social Security Number Verification Service (SSNVS)
  • View wage report name/SSN errors

You will not be able to use the above services without adding the additional levels of security to your account.

Register to Use Business Services Online

You must register to use Business Services Online – Social Security’s suite of services that allows you to file W-2/W-2Cs online and verify your employees’ names and Social Security numbers against our records.

Quick Reference Guides

File W-2s/W-2Cs Online

This service offers fast, free, and secure online W-2 filing options to CPAs, accountants, enrolled agents, and individuals who process W-2s (the Wage and Tax Statement) and W-2Cs (Statement of Corrected Income and Tax Amounts).

Verify Employees’ Social Security Numbers

The Social Security Number Verification Service allows employers to verify the names and Social Security numbers of current and former employees for wage reporting purposes only.

Social Security also offers the Consent Based Social Security Number Verification Service.

Helpful Hints to Electronic Filing- Updated 10-2023

Online Services for Employers, CPAs, Accountants, Enrolled Agents and Individuals

Important Information

Videos, Tutorials & Handbooks


Please note that as of March 25, 2023, the registration and log in process has changed. Please be patient as we work to update our site with changes to our videos, tutorials and handbooks that reflect this change.


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