What's New?

12/05/14 - The AccuWage 2014 application is available to test wage reports in the current EFW2-EFW2C formats. The most current version of AccuWage 2014 works with current and prior year wage submissions. We recommend that wage submitters uninstall prior versions of AccuWage and AccuW2C before downloading the software for the current tax year.

  • A new version of AccuWage 2014 (1.1.0) is now available for download.
    • This version corrects the problem in the RW record for the Social Security Wages and Social Security Tips fields not allowing the entry of zeroes. If the sum of the Social Security Wages and Social Security Tips is less than the Annual Household Minimum, the submitter can report zeroes in the Social Security Wages and Social Security Tips fields without encountering an error.

10/27/14 - The AccuWage 2014 application has been updated to include both AccuWage and AccuW2C in one application. Before testing your file, you must select your submission type, W-2 (Regulars) or W-2C (Corrections), in the top right hand corner of the application. Below under the 8/25/14 release information, you will find other changes to the application.

8/25/14 - The AccuWage application has been updated with many additional features including a new look and feel for the application along with additional edits to help ensure accuracy before the wage file is uploaded to BSO.

The most noticeable change is located on the Test Results screen. This screen will now allow you to filter the results by four types of issues: Critical, Error, Alert or Informational. When you select ‘Start Testing’ and run your file using AccuWage, all levels of issues found with your wage file will display on the Test Results screen. If you want to filter your issues by level, click on the individual box(es) next to the issue level to display those records. A Critical message will stop file processing immediately. You must fix Critical issues before continuing to run the file. A submission containing Error, Alert and/or Info messages will finish processing, however, Error(s) must be fixed before the ‘Upload to BSO’ button is enabled allowing you to upload your file to the BSO website.

For additional information, please see the Help drop down menu in the top left hand corner of the software and select Contents.

For general assistance using AccuWage, including navigation or results, call Employer Reporting Assistance at 1-800-772-6270 (toll free) for TTY call 1-800-325-0778
Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

If you experience problems installing or running AccuWage and need technical assistance, call 1-888-772-2970 (toll free).

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

  • 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 and some of the more difficult installation questions.

What is AccuWage?

AccuWage is free software from Social Security.

  • AccuWage is for use with Electronic Filing W-2/W-2C - EFW2 or 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 work?

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

Software Policy

The AccuWage 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, 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 2014 EFW2 format for submission during calendar year 2015, download AccuWage - 2014 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.