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Nebraska W2 Electronic Filing Common Questions and Answers

Does Nebraska mandate filing W-2s electronically?

As a Nebraska employer you are only required to file electronically when you have 50 or more W2 forms. You will need to check with the state annually, since this threshold is subject to change.

What is the name of the publication that defines Nebraska W2 E-Filing format and details?

Refer to Information Guide "Nebraska Computer Reporting Procedure, 21EFW2".

What software can I use to generate Nebraska W2 E-File submissions?

You can use our W2 Mate software to create W2 E-File submissions that comply with Nebraska requirements. To learn more about W2 Mate and download a demo you can visit


Can I mail my W2 E-File submission on a CD or other formats of magnetic media to Nebraska?

Nebraska no longer accepts magnetic media submissions.

Does Nebraska follow the EFW2 format defined by the SSA?

Yes, Nebraska follows the "Specifications for Filing Forms W-2 (EFW2)" as defined by the SSA, but the state also has its own special requirements.

How can I submit the Nebraska DOR-EFW2 (W2 E-File) Withholding file attachment to Nebraska?

EFW2 formatted files may be e-filed using the Department's NebFile for Business program.

Do you need to include the RV (State Total) record as part of the Nebraska W2 E-File Submission?

Yes, this record is mandatory and has to be included.

Do you need to include the RS (State Wage) records as part of the Nebraska W2 E-File Submission?

Yes, this record is mandatory and has to be included.

Does Nebraska have a special file naming convention for W2 E-File submissions?

No, the state does not have any special requirements; however it's a good idea to have the company name included in the file name and to have .txt as the file extension.

Does Nebraska have any requirements for money fields?

Money fields must contain only numbers. No punctuation. Include both dollars and cents with the decimal point assumed (example: $89.70 = 000008970). Right-justify and zero fill to the left. Any money field that has no amount to be reported must be filled with zeros, not blanks.

Does Nebraska have any requirements for Social Security Number (SSN)?

Use the number shown on the original/replacement SSN card. Omit hyphens. If there is no SSN available for the employee, enter zeros (0) in positions 10 - 18 of the RS Record.

How do I know if my submission was successful?

After a successful submission to Nebraska, NebFile for Business the website will provide a reference number. It's very important that you print this page for your records.

How do I contact Nebraska with questions about my W2 E-File submission?

Call 800-742-7474(NE and IA) or 402-471-5729

The electronic filing engine available inside our W2 Mate® software gives Nebraska employers and tax professionals the ability to e-File W2s with both the state of Nebraska and the Social Security Administration’s (SSA). To learn more about W2 Mate visit https://www.realtaxtools.com/W2-Mate.html , email sales@realtaxtools.com or call 1-800-507-1992. 

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