2-Step Verification2014, 2015 and 2016 W-2 FormsW-2 FAQsW-4 and NC-4 Forms

2-Step Verification Before You Access Your W-2 Form

To keep sensitive information (like your social security number) safe, the University uses a security method called “2-Step Verification.” This method asks you to verify that “you’re you” before letting you see your W-2 in ConnectCarolina. The first step is to create an account for yourself—you only need to do this once.

To access and print W-2s from ConnectCarolina Self Service, you will be required to use 2-Step Verification.
To register for 2-Step Verification you will need to:

  • Go to onyen.unc.edu
  • Have your phone or tablet
  • Have your PID
  • Have your Onyen and password

More information about 2-Step Verification is provided:

Then you’ll follow a few more steps each time you need to access your W-2.  See the How to Find Your W-2 Online job aid documents below.

Note:  2-Step Verification is sometimes called Two-Factor, 2-Factor, Two-Step, or Multi-Factor Authentication. These terms all refer to the same thing.


2014, 2015 and 2016 W-2 Forms

Active employees can now view and print their 2014 and 2015 W-2s from ConnectCarolina Self Service. This online initiative from Payroll Services makes W-2 forms (for 2014 and beyond) available for viewing or printing via the Self Service menu on the ConnectCarolina home page. Note: Employees can view or print only their own personal tax forms.

Follow the instructions for the 2014 W-2 forms (below) to access your W-2 for tax years 2014 and after.

We have developed the W-2 FAQs as a tool to help answer many of the frequently asked questions concerning W-2s.

The online availability of W-2s is the first step in the University’s green initiative to move towards fewer printed W-2s for active employees. In January 2017, all employees will receive a printed W-2 for tax year 2016, and will have access to their personal 2016 W-2 via self-service. The self-service option offers the following benefits:

  • Active employees can access and print their 2014, 2015 and 2016 W-2s at any time, 24 hours a day/7 days a week. The functionality can be especially useful for employees who need to access their W-2 information in a timely manner when applying for personal loans and other banking needs.
  • The electronic W-2 is just as official as the paper version you normally receive from Payroll Services – no special paper is needed.

If you have problems viewing or printing your W-2, contact the Help Desk. If you want a paper W-2 printed for you, email payroll@unc.edu.

W-2s for calendar year 2016 and going forward will be available when they are issued. W-2s for years prior to 2014 will not be available on ConnectCarolina.

Additionally, former (i.e., inactive) employees will continue to receive paper W-2s via U.S. mail, and also have the option of accessing 2015 and onward W-2s via a guest account (Guest ID) in ConnectCarolina. Instructions for creating a Guest ID are provided here.

More Information

See below for the official memo announcing the online availability of tax forms and a set of instructions on how to find your W-2 online. You are encouraged to share, print and display these instructions in any area as appropriate for your staff.

Memo: Online W-2 Announcement (2015)

Job Aid: How to Find Your W-2 Online


W-2 FAQs

We have developed the W-2 FAQs as a tool to help answer many of the frequently asked questions concerning W-2s.


W-4s and NC-4s

tax-forms-screenshot-newYou can now view your current withholding forms for federal and state of North Carolina taxes, and you can make changes to these forms via the Self Service menu on the ConnectCarolina home page. If you have problems accessing the forms, contact the Help Desk. Contact Payroll Services at payroll@unc.edu if you are unable to update your W-4 or NC-4 after working with the Help Desk.

Note: Employees can view or print only their own personal tax forms.

The online availability to view and change your own tax withholding status is part of the University’s efforts to increase electronic options for employees using ConnectCarolina Self Service.

The amount of federal and state of North Carolina withholding taxes you pay is based on the information you provide on your W-4 and NC-4 withholding certificates and the amount of your taxable earnings. You can now access your current forms and make and submit updates online, which means quicker and more convenient updates to the university’s payroll system. The online process will replace managing changes using the paper form. You can submit updates relating to:

  • amount of personal allowances claimed
  • marital status
  • additional withholding amount

More Information

See below for the official memo announcing the online availability of tax forms and a set of instructions on how to find and update your NC-4 or W-4 online. You are encouraged to share, print and display these instructions in any area as appropriate for your staff.

Memo: Online W-4 and NC-4 Announcement

Job Aid: How to Find Your W-4 and NC-4 Online