How to Register for a Sales Tax Permit in New Jersey
Quick Answer: This post offers information on how to register for a sales tax permit in New Jersey. Registration is best completed online via the State of New Jersey Division of Revenue and Enterprise website. More detailed information is included below.
Do You Need to Get a Sales Tax Permit in New Jersey?
The first step in registering for a sales tax permit is determining if you even need one. In general, you need a sales tax permit in New Jersey if you have a physical presence or meet economic nexus requirements. For more detailed information on the necessity of getting a permit, you can learn more at our blog post “Do You Need to Get a Sales Tax Permit in New Jersey?”
If you are not sure where you should get sales tax permits, we can help determine that for you with our Sales Tax Starter Kit Service.
Once you’re sure you need a sales tax permit in New Jersey, you can proceed with registering.
Types of Sales Tax Permits Available
New Jersey has a sales tax permit that they refer to as a “Certificate of Authority.” There currently is no charge to apply for this permit with the state of New Jersey.
If you’re already feeling a little overwhelmed, you should know that we can handle the entire permit registration process for you with our Sales Tax Permit Registration Service.
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.
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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.
Disclaimer: Our attorney wanted you to know that no financial, tax, legal advice or opinion is given through this post. All information provided is general in nature and may not apply to your specific situation and is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Information is provided “as is” and without warranty.