New Jersey sales tax

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New Jersey state sales tax rate

6.625%
The sales tax rate of 6.625% went into effect on January 1, 2018.
 
Where applicable, New Jersey businesses participating in the UEZ Program can charge half the standard state sales tax rate on qualifying purchases, currently 3.3125% effective 1/1/2018.
 
* Due to varying local sales tax rates, we strongly recommend using our New Jersey sales tax calculator to determine the exact sales tax rate for your location.
 

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New Jersey sales tax details

The New Jersey (NJ) state sales tax rate is 6.625%. Unlike many states, NJ does not allow the imposition of local sales tax—the entire state has a single rate.

There are, however, 32 Urban Enterprise Zones covering 37 economically distressed cities. Certified businesses within Urban Enterprise Zones may purchase many tangible goods and services exempt from sales tax. In addition, qualifying retailers may apply for certification allowing them to charge 50% of the current sales tax rate, or 3.3125%.

Amazon.com owns and operates a fulfillment center in New Jersey. This physical presence, or nexus, creates a sales tax obligation for Amazon and many sellers participating in Amazon’s Seller Central and Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA) programs.

Anyone making retail sales in the Garden State, including seasonal or “one-time” vendors, is required to register with the state. New Jersey is a Streamlined Sales Tax state. Out-of-state businesses believing they do not have nexus in NJ must file a paper form NJ-REG

New Jersey Sales Tax Rate Guide

New Jersey sales tax guide for businesses

Our free, online guide covers all aspects of managing New Jersey sales tax compliance. Topics include:

  • Business registration
  • Collecting sales tax
  • Filing sales tax returns
  • State nexus obligations
  • And more!

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New Jersey sales tax calculator

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Why can't I just use the ZIP code?

  • There are often multiple sales tax rates per ZIP code, county, and city.
  • ZIP codes often overlap, or become subsets of other ZIP codes, or represent no geographic region at all.
  • ZIP codes aren't stable. In any given year, the USPS makes numerous boundary changes to ZIP code areas.

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What do these tax rates mean?

  • The combined tax rate is the total sales tax rate of the jurisdiction for the address you submitted.

  • The jurisdiction breakdown shows the different sales tax rates making up the combined rate.

  • While most taxable products are subject to the combined sales tax rate, some items are taxed differently at state and local levels. Be sure to apply the correct sales tax rate to your sale.

The rates presented are current for the date and time you submitted the address, but may change at any time with new tax legislation.

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How to use this sales tax rate

  1. Determine who's responsible to collect and remit the sales tax amount. 

  2. Determine if your product or service is taxable in the responsible party’s jurisdictions.

  3. Apply the sales tax rate shown above to your taxable product or service’s value.

New Jersey Sales Tax Resources

New Jersey sales tax rate changes

Need to know which sales tax rates in New Jersey are changing? Check out our tax rate change tracker for details.

New Jersey sales tax quick reference guide

This one-page guide to New Jersey sales tax covers collection, filing, and due dates. Think of it as your compliance cheat-sheet.