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Set Up New Jersey Returns

This article applies to:Returns Central

Tell Us Where You Collect Tax

Add New Jersey to the places where you collect tax. This tells AvaTax to calculate tax on New Jersey transactions. See the New Jersey Division of Taxation website for details about nexus, registration, and taxes in New Jersey.

Before you add New Jersey, there are two things you need to do:

You don't have to select a tax type for New Jersey.

"Sourcing" determines the location where a sale is taxed. New Jersey is a destination-sourced state.

Add Your Company Locations

New Jersey doesn't require location reporting on the returns. Add any physical locations you have in New Jersey to enhance your company setup and track sales by location.

Schedule Your Returns

After you tell us where you collect tax and add locations, you're ready to schedule returns. Go to Returns in AvaTax to provide a funding power of attorney and schedule your returns

Your company name and taxpayer ID from Your Company Details show up on your returns. Make sure they match what’s on your registration information.

Use this info to schedule your returns. Keep in mind that the selections you made when you told us where you collect tax, any location codes you entered, and the forms you select are related and should tie together.

All tax types are reported on a single quarterly New Jersey sales and use tax form. Confirm your filing frequency on the registration information provided by the state.

  • Select form NJ ST-50 if you're required to report sales and use tax to the state of New Jersey
  • Select form NJ ST-51 if you're required to make monthly prepayments in addition to filing the NJ ST-50

Make sure you enter your twelve-digit New Jersey registration ID correctly. It's usually your Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) with a suffix of "000." Example: 123456789000

New Jersey assigns a PIN to file and look up historical returns. Be sure to include the PIN when you schedule the return.

You can't schedule New Jersey Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) returns in AvaTax Update since Avalara doesn't handle calculation of the reduced UEZ rates.

 

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