Where to Register for a New Jersey Sales Tax Permit
There are two ways to register for a sales tax permit in New Jersey, either by paper application or via the online website. We recommend submitting the application via the online website as it will generally be processed faster and you will receive confirmation upon submission. Having a submission confirmation will help in the event that your application is not processed on-time, or in the event that it is not processed at all (which unfortunately can happen every now and again).
Online Application Location: The best place to register for a sales tax permit with the state of New Jersey is on their website at https://www.njportal.com/DOR/BusinessRegistration.
Paper application: https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/revenue/forms/njreg.pdf
Where to Go if You Need Help Registering for a Sales Tax Permit in New Jersey
If you are stuck or have questions, you can either contact the state of New Jersey directly or reach out to us and we can register for a sales tax permit on your behalf.
How to contact the New Jersey Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services if you have questions: You can contact the New Jersey Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services at 609-292-9292.
How to contact TaxValet if you want someone to handle your permit registration for you: You can learn more about our sales tax permit registration service by clicking here.
Let our team of professionals help you register for sales tax permits.
Information Needed to Register for a Sales Tax Permit in New Jersey
Before you begin the process of registering with the state, make sure you have access to the following information:
- Federal tax ID, typically called the EIN, issued by the IRS
- Knowledge of your business entity structure
- Business owner information
- North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) number
- Start date with the state of New Jersey
To get started, choose the button titled “Get Started” on the website.
For the purpose of this blog, we are registering as a remote seller. If you choose to register differently, please note that the step might be slightly different.
Next, please select “Register as a remote seller only.” Now you just follow the prompts to complete your sales tax application with New Jersey.
What Happens After You Apply for a Sales Tax Permit in New Jersey?
Once submission of your permit application with New Jersey is complete, you will see a confirmation screen. On the confirmation screen, you are given the option to download your Certificate of Authority.
Within 24-48 hours after you have applied for your New Jersey permit, you will receive an email to confirm that your permit has been processed. At this point, you can also gain access to your account to file and pay. To do that, simply start with this link: https://www1.state.nj.us/TYTR_BusinessFilings/jsp/common/Login.jsp?taxcode=55.
You do not have your PIN number yet as that doesn’t typically arrive until 7-10 business days after you have applied for your sales tax permit. Instead, you can enter your Taxpayer ID (for New Jersey, this is your FEIN with 000 added to the end) and your official business name (what you used when you applied for the permit). Then select “Submit.” You now should have what you need in terms of registration for a sales tax permit with New Jersey.
If at any point you are stuck and want a team of experts to handle all of this for you, don’t hesitate to contact us.