New Jersey sales tax

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New Jersey state sales tax rate

6.625%
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.

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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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Local New Jersey Sales Tax Rates

City Counties State Sales Tax Rate Local Sales Tax Rate Total Sales Tax Rate
Newark Essex County 6.625% 0.00% 6.625%
Jersey City Hudson County 6.625% 0.00% 6.625%
Paterson Passaic County 6.625% 0.00% 6.625%
Elizabeth Union County 6.625% 0.00% 6.625%
Edison Middlesex County 6.625% 0.00% 6.625%
Woodbridge Township Middlesex County 6.625% 0.00% 6.625%
Lakewood Township Ocean County 6.625% 0.00% 6.625%
Toms River Ocean County 6.625% 0.00% 6.625%
Hamilton Township Mercer County 6.625% 0.00% 6.625%
Trenton Mercer County 6.625% 0.00% 6.625%

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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.

New Jersey sales tax guide for businesses

Just getting started? Our New Jersey Sales Tax Guide for Businesses can help you understand the ins and outs of sales tax compliance.