New Jersey, the Garden State, is ideally located on the east coast, between New York, Delaware and Pennsylvania. Although it is one of the smallest states, it’s the second-wealthiest, and the most densely populated in the Union, making it a great place to start a business. New Jersey’s economy is boosted by several major industries including tourism, finances and investment, telecommunications, food processing, agriculture, printing, equipment manufacture, pharmaceuticals and chemical production.
If you want to start your own business in New Jersey, one of the best ways to do so is by forming a New Jersey LLC . Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) are a business entity designed for startups and small- and medium-sized businesses. LLCs are great for small and medium businesses because they give you many of the protections and advantages of larger corporations — without all the rules, regulations and compliance issues common to larger business entities. Let’s start by looking at the advantages of forming a New Jersey LLC.
New Jersey LLCs have several benefits for business owners...
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A New Jersey LLC must have a designated street address. That could be your home address (if you’re running the company from your residence), where your office is located or any physical address of your preference — even outside of New Jersey. In New Jersey, unlike other states, you are permitted to use a PO Box as your LLC address.
Every New Jersey LLC must have a “registered agent.” That could be you, the managing director, owner or a dedicated registered agent service. The registered agent in New Jersey is someone who receives official legal and tax correspondence and has responsibility for filing reports with the New Jersey Secretary of State.
At Incfile, all of our packages include a “Registered Agent” service free for the first year and $119 per year thereafter. We also have a dashboard you can login to and easily view any document your registered agent has received on your behalf. Here are a few reasons you might want to appoint Incfile as their registered agent service...
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Your New Jersey LLC members are the people who own and run the business. They will be the individuals who withdraw profits from the business to pay themselves. New Jersey requires you to list the names and addresses of all managers or members when you register the New Jersey LLC. You can register these addresses as street addresses or PO Boxes. If you are the sole owner, operator and manager of your LLC, then you are the only member.
Once you've gathered all the information together for your LLC, you’ll need to file formal documents with the New Jersey Department of the Treasury. Filing a "Public Records Filing for a New Business Entity" creates your New Jersey LLC. You can do this online or download a PDF, fill it out and mail it in. Here at Incfile we can file on your behalf with the Department of the Treasury for New Jersey and create your LLC.
LLCs in New Jersey must file an Application for Registration with the New Jersey Division of Taxation. This allows you to receive and provide tax information. You must file this even if you don’t plan to collect, withhold, or pay taxes. You must file your application at least five business days before you start doing business and fifteen days before if you will be collecting sales tax.
New Jersey LLCs aren’t required to have an operating agreement, but they are extremely useful for several reasons. Your operating agreement covers how the business will be run, how managers and members are chosen, rights and duties of members and several other key areas. Learn how to create your operating agreement.
We also have a lot more information on how to form an LLC.
Incfile provides a cost-effective service to help you create your LLC. We guide you through the process and handle most of the administrative steps, such as filing the "Public Records Filing for New Business Entity" or Certificate of Formation on your behalf. Our basic package also provides a free Registered Agent service for the first year. If you're looking for help to start an LLC, our comprehensive services provide outstanding value
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This report is mandatory and must be filed within the specified time frame in order for the entity to remain in good standing with the state. Failure to file this report can lead to the company being revoked or administratively dissolved.
Due Date: Last day of anniversary month of organization.
*All new business entities in New Jersey are required to file Form NJ-REG to be registered for tax and employer purposes. Filing Form NJ-REG ensures that the business is registered under the correct tax identification number and that it will receive the proper returns and notices. The NJ-REG, must be filed within 60 days of filing the new business entity, there is no fee for this filing.
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