District of Columbia W-2 Electronic Filing

How to file District of Columbia W2 Forms electronically (E-File W2s) with the DC Department of Revenue

Note: These instructions are intended for District of Columbia business owners and accountants wanting to file employer W2 forms with the state using the EFW2 text format. These instructions are not for individuals wanting to file individual income tax returns with the DC DOR.

Step # 1. Open the W2 Mate software. If you do not have W2 Mate installed, you can learn more about our W2 software product and download free demo by visiting this page.

Step # 2. Under the Company General Information tab inside W2 Mate, make sure to enter "DC" for the State field and enter the District of Columbia state ID.

Step # 3. Very Important: Make sure Box 15 State and State ID are populated properly on all W-2 forms.

To be sure, select from the top menu inside W2 Mate "Tools > Update Box 15 (State, State #) for multiple employees".

Select "DC" under "New State" and enter District of Columbia State ID under "New Employer State ID number".

Hit the "Select All" button to select all employees.

Hit the OK button to apply your changes.

Please make sure to do this step even if you think Box 15 is populated properly on the W2 Forms.

Step # 4. From the top menu inside W2 Mate select "E-Filing > W-2 Forms".

Step # 5. In the W-2 E-File dialog use "00000000" (no quotes) for the PIN (User ID) if you are filing with the state ONLY.

Step # 6. In the e-File W2 Forms dialog select "STATE" under "Federal or State" and select District of Columbia.

Step # 7. Once all the data in the W-2 E-File dialog is populated, click the OK button.

W2 Mate will create the file and show a list of employees included in the output file. Double check this information.

Step # 8. Upload the file generated from inside W2 Mate (no other file) through MyTaxDC:

A. From the Home screen, on the far right, you will see a list of common actions under the title of “I Want To” To the right of the I Want To title there is a button labeled More :

B. Under the Bulk Processing press the link to access the Submit W-2/1099 features

Who do I contact if I have a question while using District of Columbia e-file?

Office of Tax and Revenue’s (OTR) e-Services Unit

Call: (202) 759-1946

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