State sales tax rate6.625%
* While the base rate applies statewide, it’s only a starting point for calculating sales tax in New Jersey. For an accurate tax rate for each jurisdiction, add other applicable local rates on top of the base rate.
What is New Jersey's sales tax?
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 3.4375%.
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
How to register to collect sales tax in New Jersey
If you need to collect sales tax in New Jersey, first you need to register your business. Learn what steps you need to take to register in New Jersey.
How to file sales tax returns in New Jersey
Now that you’ve registered and you’re collecting sales tax in New Jersey, find out how to file, or remit, your sales tax. Get answers to your common sales tax filing questions.
Deadlines for filing sales tax returns in New Jersey
Check on the sales tax filing deadlines for New Jersey. Get the dates for filing annually, quarterly, or monthly.
New Jersey Sales Tax Rate by County
Are you looking for tax rates within a certain county? We have a list of all the counties in New Jersey along with their sales tax rate.
New Jersey Sales Tax Rates by City
Each city or town in New Jersey may charge additional sales tax. Find the local tax rate for each city.
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