E-FILE INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX RETURNS
Jersey offers the following two programs to electronically file
state individual income tax returns: NJWebFile
and NJE-File. These programs provide
a quick and efficient way for taxpayers to meet their tax obligations.
of the E-File program include:
- You will know within a few days that your return
has been received and whether
or not it has been accepted or rejected.
- Your return is less likely to have errors.
- Your return won't 'get lost'.
- • You can file early and, if you have a balance due, forward your check separately.
take advantage of these benefits whether you file the return yourself
or have a tax professional file it on your behalf. For additional information, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions about this program.
Filing Your Own Return
The Fed/State Program will provide you with the opportunity to file your income tax returns electronically. You can file the current year's return; you may also file returns from two (2) prior years. You will be able to file your returns whether you are expecting a refund, have a balance due, or no balance at all. The program accepts not only the individual income tax returns (the NJ-1040 and NJ-1040NR), but also accepts the Fiduciary Income Tax returns (the NJ-1041), including most forms and schedules that may be required.
Software companies that offer a New Jersey product must successfully test their product with the Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services. While there are variations within each software package, the typical process for filing your own return electronically would be:
and sending your returns to the software company.
software company forwards the returns to the IRS.
IRS will send a notice back to the software company acknowledging
they have received the returns and whether or not they have accepted
Federal return. If they accept it, the State return is made available.
State then processes their return and sends a second notice back to
software company indicating that they have received the return and
or not they have accepted it.
software company sends both notices to you as they receive them. The returns may not be received at the same time. You may receive the State acknowledgment a day later.
- If the
State return is rejected, you may correct and refile it electronically.
of each of the above will be explained by the product that you purchase.
Questions about the product that you use, or intend to use, should be
directed to that company. The New Jersey Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services cannot provide answers to questions regarding the specifics of a particular software product.
E-File Software Vendors
Filing With A Tax Professional
As with any tax matter, you may wish to utilize the services of a tax professional, most of whom now offer electronic filing. The tax professional will prepare your returns and electronically forward them into the Fed/State Program. Any anticipated refunds will be sent directly to you.
obtain additional information from the IRS
web site - or by stopping at your local IRS office. Correspondence
regarding New Jersey's program can be addressed to: State of New Jersey, Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services, e-Gov Services Unit, PO Box 191, Trenton, NJ 08646-0191.