Contact Information
New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission
153 Halsey Street - 5th Floor
P.O. Box 47023
Newark, New Jersey 07101

Tel: 973-648-6279
Fax: 973-648-7350

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Filming Regulations and Guidelines


Sales Tax throughout most of New Jersey is 7%. Certain items are exempt from sales tax, such as food, clothing, drugs, and manufacturing/processing machinery and equipment. A resale exemption also exists.

In specially designated Urban Enterprise Zones, sales tax on non-exempt goods is reduced to 3.5%. Currently, Urban Enterprise Zones exist in Pleasantville, Mount Holly, Pemberton, Camden, North Wildwood, Wildwood, Wildwood Crest, Bridgeton, Millville, Vineland, East Orange, Irvington, Newark, Orange, Bayonne, Guttenberg, Jersey City, Kearny, North Bergen, Union City, West New York, Trenton, Carteret, New Brunswick, Perth Amboy, Asbury Park, Long Branch, Lakewood, Passaic, Paterson, Elizabeth, Hillside, Plainfield, Roselle Park and Phillipsburg.

Hotel Room Occupancy Tax is 7%, but occupancies of 90 or more consecutive days are exempt.

The Workman's Compensation rate in New Jersey is currently 74 cents per 100 dollars of payroll. For more information, contact the Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau at 201-622-6014.

For more specific information about New Jersey Tax Laws, contact the New Jersey Division of Taxation at 609-292-5995.