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How to Register for a Sales Tax Permit in New Jersey

by Mark Faggiano

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This page was updated on June 14, 2017

For more information about collecting and remitting sales tax in New Jersey, check out our New Jersey Sales Tax Guide for Businesses.

1. Who needs a sales tax permit in New Jersey?
From the New Jersey Department of the Treasury website:

Sales and Use Tax applies to receipts from retail sale, rental, or use of tangible personal property or digital property; retail sale of producing, fabricating, processing, installing, maintaining, repairing, and servicing tangible personal property or digital property; maintaining, servicing, or repairing real property; certain direct-mail services; tattooing, tanning, and massage services; investigation and security services; information services; limousine services; sales of restaurant meals and prepared food; rental of hotel and motel rooms; certain admission charges; certain membership fees; parking charges; storage services; sales of magazines and periodicals; delivery charges; and telecommunications services, except as otherwise provided in the Sales and Use Tax Act.

2. How do you register for a sales tax permit in New Jersey?
You have two options to register your business for a sales tax permit in New Jersey: online and filling out forms and mailing them in.

For sellers who live in New Jersey, we recommend registering online. To register online, head to the New Jersey Business Registration Page page.

For sellers who live outside of New Jersey but have nexus there for another reason, we recommend registering by paper form. This is because New Jersey’s automated system assumes all registrants are in-state and will try to get you to also register with the Secretary of State (which you, as an out-of-state seller, don’t need to do. This site will walk you through all the steps to enroll online: https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/revenue/gettingregistered.shtml. Or, you can find the printable form, here: https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/revenue/pdf/2000.pdf (NJ-REG starts at page 17).

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3. What information do you need to register for a sales tax permit in New Jersey?

  • Federal Identification Number
  • SSN
  • Name
  • Trade Name
  • Type of Ownership
  • New Jersey Business Code
  • Owner, partnership, corporate officers info
  • Other basic info (if business is seasonal, entity, subsidiary, info about what you sell, etc.)

4. How much does it cost to apply for a sales tax permit in New Jersey?
There is no fee required to file Form NJ-REG and register your business. Other business registration fees may apply. Contact each state’s individual department of revenue for more about registering your business.

5. How long does it take to receive your New Jersey sales tax permit?
Registering online gives you your Registration within the day of registration. Mailing the forms in could mean it will be a few days or weeks before you get your business registration.

6. Do you have to renew your New Jersey sales tax permit?
New Jersey does not require a renewal on sales tax permits.

7. How can I learn more about New Jersey sales tax?

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  • KC

    To sell on Amazon FBA, what is the code# to select for the:
    New Jersey Business Code

    Thanks in advance.

  • Hi There,

    I’m not sure, but this would be a great question to ask your fellow online sellers in our Sales Tax for eCommerce Seller Facebook Group. You can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SalesTax4EcommerceSellers/

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  • Allen

    We are an LLC doing FBA with Amazon. We are currently trying to fill out the New Jersey registration, and we are required to provide a 10-digit ID on the first page. We are not sure what this ID number is though?

    Thank you!

    • Hi Allen,

      People have covered this in our Facebook Group and so I went to see what they had to say. It seems like your best bet with New Jersey is to call them at one of these numbers and have them walk you through it:

      1-609-943-5000 or 1-609-292-6400

      You can also join the Facebook group and see what other people have had to say about NJ here:


  • Grace Ong-Burd

    So I’m not sure if this will be successful because I’m in the process of doing it myself, but maybe this will help others since I’ve been really confused about NJ. I called the helpline to see how i can circumvent the online registration for a business (which came with ridiculous fees) and the rep told me to download this form and mail it in to register as an out-of-state business. http://www.nj.gov/treasury/revenue/forms/njreg.pdf

    What I’m not quite sure is if they will give me a 10-digit ID to complete the sales and use tax license registration, or if they will automatically just send me the sales and use tax license. I asked the rep what would happen and she just said ‘that’s it, just send it in they’ll take care of it.’ so a bit vague, but we’ll see…

    • Thanks for the tip, Grace! We’d love you to participate in our Facebook group full of these helpful tips, too, if you’d like. You can find it at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SalesTax4EcommerceSellers/

    • Grace Ong-Burd

      HI there! I never followed up on this sorry! Yes, they mailed me my permit and I’ve been able to file quarterly taxes online 🙂

      • Thanks for following up, Grace!

  • Stephen Kang

    Hi, I will set up an e-commerce business in NJ so my tax nexus will be NJ. However, I am only planning to sell my products to customers outside of the US. My understanding is that I still need to register for a sales tax permit in NJ and file sales tax with zero return. Did I understand it correctly? Thanks! this website is really helpful.

  • FYI The link for the Online Tax/Employer Registration page in the article above returns “Not Found”

    • Thanks for the catch, Jonathan! This changed at the end of November and I updated it.

  • Shalom

    I need to obtain a NJ resale permit.

    Can someone please confirm what “Entity ID” (the NJ registration page asks for) means?
    Also do I must have a Tax ID or I can register with a social?

    Thanks for any help!

  • sherifa

    hi what is the nj business code?

  • K

    Hi Mark, I began an online business selling wellness courses (certificates of completion I send when they finish)…I have a certificate of authority for sales and use issued yrs ago… is that the “permit” you mean? Or something in addition?

    • Hi K,

      Depending on whether or not NJ considers services like classes taxable, you may not even be on the hook to collect sales tax on these courses. That said, you may also want to double check that your Certificate is still valid. I recommend giving NJ a call here: http://blog.taxjar.com/state-sales-tax-phone-numbers/

  • DWebb Designs

    Hi Mark, thank you for the info above! I was wondering if you could help me with a quick question. I am going to be selling clothing at a festival in NJ. I am based in NY and have a NY resale permit. Do I still need to apply for a NJ resale permit?

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