If you want to form an LLC in New Jersey, there are certain forms, requirements and legalities you need to get in place. Below is a rundown of what you’ll need to do, together with details on each form required for your New Jersey LLC. Some of these forms you only need to submit once, while others must be filed on a regular basis. You will need to set reminders in your calendar to file forms regularly if you're filing yourself — here at Incfile, we offer a paid service to take care of form renewals for you.
The Public Records Filing for New Business Entity is the formal document filed with the New Jersey Department of the Treasury to create your LLC. It states certain information about your business. Once the document is filed with the Department of the Treasury, it legally creates your business as an LLC in New Jersey. Here’s what’s typically included:
Here at Incfile we automatically create and file your Public Records Filing for New Business Entity on your behalf when you start your business with us. You only need to file your certificate once. There is a fee levied by the Department of the Treasury of New Jersey to cover your filing. The fee is currently $125. You only need to file once.
LLCs 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.
In many states, certain professions can form “Professional LLCs.” These are companies providing defined, professional services, and they typically need to be specially licensed. New Jersey does not designate or recognize professional LLCs and there are no specific laws or statutes that apply only to professional LLCs. Instead, professionals of various types may form a regular LLC as normal.
Incfile provides a complete Business License Research Package that will tell you all of the licenses and permits necessary for your new professional LLC.
Depending on the type of New Jersey business you’re running, you will need to obtain various business licenses and permits.
Various cities in New Jersey have slightly different rules and fees for permits and licenses. Check with your local New Jersey city administration to see what their rules are. You will need a separate permit or license for each city your New Jersey LLC operates in.
Depending on the type of business you are running, you may need to get additional permits and licenses from the city, county or state of New Jersey.
You can get an idea of the types of permits and licenses you might need from the New Jersey Business Action Center.
Depending on the type of New Jersey business you are running, you may need to get licenses and permits from the federal government and various national agencies. You can find a complete list on the US Small Business Administration website.
You will need to pay licensing and permit fees on a regular basis depending on the type of business you are operating and where you are located. These do vary from city to city and industry to industry. If you don’t want to do the legwork yourself, we provide a complete Business License Research Package that will tell you all of the licenses and permits for your new LLC. It includes:
Setting up an LLC is easy, but actively managing one can be more complex. An operating agreement defines how your business works and ensures all the founders, owners, members or managers have a common understanding. An operating agreement normally covers areas including:
You are not required by New Jersey state or federal law to have an operating agreement for your LLC, but we recommend one for several reasons. An operating agreement:
Your operating agreement only needs to be created once and will need to be updated if significant changes are needed.
You must File an Annual Report with the New Jersey Department of the Treasury on an annual basis, by the anniversary of your business formation. The cost is currently $50. If you do not file your annual report you may be charged a late fee and your LLC may be dissolved. Here at Incfile, we can file your Annual Report on your behalf.
As you can see, there are several forms and permits you need to conduct business, both initially and that you’re required to submit on an annual basis.
Incfile provides a cost-effective service to help you create your New Jersey 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 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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