Your NJ LLC must assign a New Jersey Registered Agent. This is a formally recognized person or business who can receive business correspondence and other documents from the New Jersey Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services. Assigning a Registered Agent is a legal requirement.
Your LLC must have a New Jersey Registered Agent at all times. You can appoint a Registered Agent when you first start your business. You can also replace your existing NJ Registered Agent at a later date, provided there is a smooth transition between the old and new Registered Agent service.
There are certain rules that you must follow when you’re appointing a New Jersey Registered Agent service for your business. They are:
Note that the NJ Registered Agent address does not need to be the same as your New Jersey LLC business address.
What can you expect from your New Jersey Registered Agent? Their main function is to accept official documents and correspondence from the NJ Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services. This includes:
If you have an LLC that’s incorporated in New Jersey and you need a NJ Registered Agent, we can help. Incfile provides a complete Registered Agent service for any New Jersey business. If you form your business through Incfile, we’ll act as your Registered Agent free for your first year (normally a $119 annual cost).
We are authorized to conduct business in New Jersey and can legally act as your Registered Agent. Here’s what you need to know about Incfile’s NJ Registered Agent service.
You can appoint a Registered Agent when you first incorporate your New Jersey LLC or at any point after that. Here’s how to go about it.
Your business needs to have a New Jersey Registered Agent Service as soon as it’s formed. You can achieve this through one of the following methods.
You will need to include details on your Registered Agent in your Business Registration Application. This is the form that you file with the NJ Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services to formally create your business.
When you incorporate through us, we complete and file your Business Registration Application based on the information you’ve provided. Additionally, we give you a free New Jersey Registered Agent Service for the first year, and we’ll include details of your NJ Registered Agent in the form that we file.
You can also change your NJ Registered Agent service after you’ve formed your LLC. There are a couple of ways to achieve this.
Once you’ve chosen a new New Jersey Registered Agent, you can complete a form. Once you’ve filled it out, send it to the NJ Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services so they can update your records. The New Jersey DORES may charge a nominal fee to assign or change a Registered Agent.
When you choose to use our NJ Registered Agent service, we take care of all the form filling and filing for you. We’ll collect important information about your business, complete the form on your behalf and send it to the New Jersey Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services. We’ll let you know once we officially become your Registered Agent.
In some situations, you might want to know the name of the Registered Agent that represents another New Jersey LLC. If you do, you can search the business database of the New Jersey Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services, which will often provide details of a specific business’s Registered Agent.
If the NJ Registered Agent isn’t available from the searchable business registry, contact the New Jersey Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services requesting the information.
What happens if you choose not to assign or provide details of a Registered Agent to the New Jersey DORES? There are several possible ramifications, including:
If you have an address in New Jersey, you can choose to be the Registered Agent for your LLC. We don’t recommend this approach as there can be some drawbacks:
Yes. All NJ LLCs are required to have a Registered Agent. This is mandated by the New Jersey Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services.
You can either do it when you incorporate your New Jersey business through paperwork filed with the NJ Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services or afterward by filing the correct form. If you form your business through Incfile, we will file all necessary forms on your behalf.
Yes, but we don’t recommend it for the reasons listed above. If you still want to be your own Registered Agent, you just need to fill in the correct forms and pay a fee to the New Jersey Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services.
Yes. Additionally, if they are a business providing Registered Agent services, they must be legally able to conduct business in your state.
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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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