Register for Taxes

Below, find more information about your tax responsibilities as a New Jersey business owner.

If you are doing business in New Jersey, you must register for tax purposes by completing the NJ-REG form with the New Jersey Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services (DORES). Failure to register for taxes will delay your ability to pay taxes owed to the state and can result in penalties and fees in addition to the amount of taxes owed. 

When you complete the NJ-REG form, you will be prompted to identify the taxes your business will be required to collect and/or pay. 

Although there are several types of taxes, the most common types are based on: 

  • Income tax: These are taxes collected on your business’s net income and profits
  • Sales and Use Tax:  These are taxes paid for the sale of taxable goods and services
  • Payroll Taxes and Wage Withholding: These are taxes held on your payroll (if you have employees)  

To complete the NJ-REG form, you will need: 

  • Your business Entity ID (If you’re a corporation, LLC, LLP, or LP. An EIN is a 10-digit unique identifier used for your non-tax records) 
  • Your business EIN number (this is a 9-digit unique identifier provided to you by the federal government for your business) 
  • Your NAICS code (this is an 8-digit number used to classify your business industry in the United States) 
  • Your NJ business code (this is a 4-digit number used to classify your business in the state of New Jersey) 

Once you complete your registration, you will receive a registration confirmation with your New Jersey Tax ID number and a Business Registration Certificate (BRC). Your New Jersey Tax ID number will be the same as your EIN number plus a 3-digit suffix and is used for state tax purposes. Your BRC will include a control number used only to verify that your certificate is current. You must display this document in your place of business. If you completed your application online, you will be issued a printable BRC immediately with a paper form being mailed to you in a few weeks.  

After registering, the State of New Jersey will use your address on file to mail you additional information required for ongoing compliance with New Jersey state taxes.

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