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Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services

Getting Registered

All individuals or companies doing business in New Jersey must be registered. This includes businesses:

  • Withholding payroll taxes for an employee;
  • Planning to contract with any public agency in New Jersey, including State agencies, local governments, colleges/universities and local school boards;
  • Seeking casino licenses; and
  • Applying for a State grant or tax credit.

To learn how to fully register your business, choose the tab below that corresponds with your business structure.

For information on different types of business structures, visit the New Jersey Tax Guide: Starting a Business in New Jersey document.

All for-profit and non-profit corporations, LLCs, LLPs and LPs must first obtain an employer identification number (EIN) from the IRS.

Once you obtain an EIN, complete the two filings below:

  • First, file a Certificate of formation/authorization.
  • The fee is $125 for all for-profit entities and Foreign Non-Profit corporations. The fee is $75 for Domestic Non-Profit corporations.
  • File your certificate online.
  • Second, after filing the certificate of formation/authorization, file the tax/employer registration form (Form NJ-REG).
  • File the NJ-REG online.

Once you have successfully completed the two filings above, you will be able to obtain a Business Registration Certificate (BRC) for public contracting and applying for State grants and tax credits.

All general partnerships and any business with employees must first obtain an employer identification number (EIN) from the IRS.

While not required, we recommend all other businesses obtain an EIN as well.

  • Once you obtain an EIN, file the tax/employer registration form (Form NJ-REG).
  • File the NJ-REG online.

Once you have successfully filed the NJ-REG, you will be able to obtain a Business Registration Certificate (BRC) for public contracting and applying for State grants and tax credits.

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Last Updated: Tuesday, 10/27/20