Businesses that fail to file annual reports for two consecutive years may have their charter voided or authority to do business in New Jersey revoked. Similarly, corporations that fail to file corporation business taxes may be voided or revoked.
Should your business be revoked, voided or on the inactive list, you may reinstate it through the online reinstatement service which begins with the annual report filing. To enter the online system, you will need your corporation identification number and the month and year the business entity was originally formed or authorized to do business in New Jersey.
The online system will indicate whether you are required to obtain a tax clearance certificate as part of the reinstatement process. If tax clearance is not required, you will be able to complete the reinstatement process completely online. If tax clearance is required, the system will generate an application and instructions for requesting a tax clearance certificate. You will be notified of the reinstatement after the Division of Taxation issues the required tax clearance certificate. The Division of Taxation will review your application and notify you of any outstanding tax liabilities or debts. Once the tax liabilities and debts have been satisfied, a tax clearance certificate will be issued by The Division of Taxation and your business will be reinstated by DORES.
If you have any questions regarding the reinstatement process, you may call 609.292.9292 for assistance.