How to Receive a New Jersey Certificate of Authority

 

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In the state of New Jersey to receive a Certificate of Authority you must first have a Corporate ID # as well as a Federal Tax Id #. This can be obtained by first registering your business entity, and then registering for tax and employer purposes. After you have completed these:

 

" If you have indicated on your Application for Business Registration that you will be collecting sales tax, remitting use tax, or using New Jersey Exemption Certificates, the State of New Jersey will send you a New Jersey Certificate of Authority for sales tax. This is your permit to collect sales tax, and to issue and receive exemption certificates. The New Jersey Certificate of Authority must be displayed at your place of business."  (http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/text/br1txt.htm)

 

 

 

  1. Go to http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/revenue/
  2. Click on Registrations – located under the "NJ Division of Revenue" header
  3. Click on Registering Your Business
  4. On that page there will be a step 1 and a step 2
  5. **General partnerships and sole proprietors can skip step 1.**
  6. Step 1 – Registering New Business Entities
  7. Step 2 – Registering All Businesses for Tax & Employer Purposes
  8. Under step 2 click the word registration (which will be linked to allow you to register online) 
  9. On that page click option 2 – it will take you to the same page which is also accessible via Njfilm.org
  10. This is the first page in a series of three that will facilitate in obtaining the certificate
  11. PAGE 1:   Fill in both 10 digit id as well as FEIN click submit
  12. PAGE 2:   It will take you to another page – on that page hit "click here"
  13. PAGE 3:    Gives you the NJ-REG Form
  14. On the NJ –REG form "Business Registration Application" Be sure to indicate that you will be collecting sales tax, remitting use tax, or using New Jersey Exemption Certificates- in order to receive your certificate.
  15. After the third page is completed and submitted the next page will take you to a confirmation screen
  16. Certificate of authority will be mailed