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How to Start a New Jersey LLC

New Jersey, the Garden State, is located on the East Coast of the U.S. between New York, Delaware and Pennsylvania. Although it is one of the smallest states, it's the second-wealthiest and the most densely populated state in America, making it a great place to start a business.

New Jersey's economy is boosted by several major industries including tourism, finance and investment, telecommunications, food processing, agriculture, printing, equipment manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and chemical production.

For most business owners, the fastest and easiest way to start a business in New Jersey is by creating a New Jersey LLC. A Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a type of business entity that's ideal for startups and small- to medium-sized businesses. You get the advantages and protections of larger New Jersey corporations but with much simpler rules and regulations.

Briefly, the benefits of starting a New Jersey LLC include:

  • Separating and limiting your personal liability from your business liability and debts
  • Quick and simple filing, management, compliance, regulations and administration of your New Jersey LLC
  • Easy tax filing and potential advantages for tax treatment

Learn more about the benefits of the LLC business structure.

Six Quick Steps for Creating Your New Jersey LLC

We've got lots of useful information on starting a business in NJ. On this page you'll find the basic steps of how to form a New Jersey LLC, with more in-depth content throughout the rest of our guide.

Review Information from the New Jersey Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services

The NJ Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services has plenty of additional information on forming and running a business in New Jersey. These are all the basic steps for forming an LLC in New Jersey. You’ll find other useful information below:

Special Types of New Jersey LLCs

A regular New Jersey LLC is suitable for most business needs, but you also have a few other options to incorporate a special type of LLC.

Detailed Information for Your New Jersey LLC

You'll find plenty more insight and guidance on the other pages of this guide, including:

Naming Your New Jersey LLC

How to search the New Jersey business registry of the NJ Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services and find the right name. Includes information on naming rules, fictitious names, reserving a New Jersey LLC name and more.

New Jersey Registered Agents for Your LLC

How to appoint a New Jersey Registered Agent to your new LLC or change to a different Registered Agent. Includes information on Registered Agent rules and searching for New Jersey Registered Agents.

Fees and Requirements for Your New Jersey LLC

How to understand the various fees you'll need to pay and the requirements you'll need to meet for both federal and New Jersey rules. Includes details of Employee Identification Numbers (EINs), New Jersey and federal business licenses, New Jersey annual reports and more.

Federal, State, Sales and Other Taxes for Your New Jersey LLC

How to understand the various taxes you will need to pay to the federal and New Jersey government. Includes details of federal taxes like income and self-employment and New Jersey taxes like sales tax and income tax.

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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.

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