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Best Cities in New Jersey to Form Your LLC

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Here are four of the best cities in the state to consider when it comes to forming your New Jersey LLC...

Starting an LLC in Newark, NJ

Newark is the most populous city in New Jersey and is a major air, shipping and railway hub. Located in the New York metropolitan area, it is located just eight miles west of Manhattan. Panasonic, Audible, Prudential and several other large businesses have their headquarters in Newark.

  • Area of city: 26 sq mi
  • Population: 282,000
  • Population density: 11,450 people / sq mi
  • Cost of living: 23 percent above national average; housing is 53 percent more expensive
  • Time zone: EST
  • Sales tax: 6.875 percent

Major Industries in Newark, NJ

Newark is the state’s largest employment zone, with healthcare, government, import/export, finance and insurance, light manufacturing, logistics, distribution and transportation being some of the largest industries.

Starting an LLC in Jersey City, NJ

Jersey City is the second-largest city in the state and is a major port for the state with 31 miles of waterfront. It also has one of the largest downtown business districts in the entire US.

  • Area of city: 21 sq mi
  • Population: 264,000
  • Population density: 16,740 people / sq mi
  • Time zone: EST
  • Sales tax: 6.875 percent

Major Industries in Jersey City, NJ

The main industries in Jersey City include financial services (Securities, banking, investment), service, shipping, distribution, wholesale and retail.

Starting an LLC in Edison, NJ

Located in the New York City metropolitan area, Edison is the fifth-largest city in the state. It’s considered to be in the top 30 “most livable small cities” in the US. The city boasts a low crime rate, excellent education, plenty of green space and lots of opportunities for recreational and leisure activities.

  • Area of city: 31 sq mi
  • Population: 102,000
  • Population density: 3,340 people / sq mi
  • Time zone: EST
  • Sales tax: 6.875 percent

Major Industries in Edison, NJ

The main industries in Edison are manufacturing, shipping and retail.

Starting an LLC in Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ

Parsippany-Troy Hills, normally just called Parsippany, is located in northern New Jersey. It is considered to be one of the top twenty best places to live in the US.

  • Area of city: 25 sq mi
  • Population: 53,000
  • Population density: 2,260 people / sq mi
  • Time zone: EST
  • Sales tax: 6.875 percent

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What are the fees and requirements to form a business in New Jersey?

Filing Time and Price

The state charges this amount to file a new business entity. This fee goes directly to the Secretary of State.

State Fee State Filing Time Expedited Filing Time
$130 5 Business Days 1 Business Day

Compliance Requirements

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.

Annual Report

Frequency: Annually

Due Date: Last day of anniversary month of organization.

Filing Fee:$50

*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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