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Prepare and efile Your New Jersey Tax Return
The efile.com tax software makes it easy for you to efile your state tax return and use the correct state tax forms. Prepare and efile your New Jersey state tax return (resident, nonresident, or part-year resident) and Federal tax return together or separately at efile.com. View the federal tax return filing requirements.
New Jersey Income Tax Filing Deadline
The regular deadline to file a New Jersey state income tax return is April 15.
|Tax Deadline Date
||Type of Income Tax Return
||Filing Deadline / Due Date Description
|April 17, 2018
||2017 New Jersey State Tax Return
||Due date for New Jersey State Income Tax Returns - income tax filing deadline
|April 17, 2018
||2017 New Jersey State Tax Extension
||Due date for New Jersey automatic extensions
|October 15, 2018
||2017 New Jersey State Tax Return
||Last day to efile a 2017 New Jersey State Income Tax Return for tax extension filers and late efilers
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Tax Year 2017 New Jersey State Tax Forms
All of the following New Jersey state tax forms are supported by the efile.com software:
||Can I efile this form?
||Resident Income Tax Return
||Estimated Tax Voucher
||Non-Resident Income Tax Return
||Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals, Estates or Trusts
|Schedules A & B
||Credit for Income or Wage Taxes Paid to Another Jurisdiction & Gains
New Jersey State Tax Forms that Cannot Be efiled
New Jersey State Tax Withholding Form
||Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate
NJ Tax Extension
||New Jersey Extension Instructions
||How to File
If you did not file a federal tax return extension, you can request a 6-month extension of time to file your NJ state tax return by completing Form NJ-630 (Application for Extension of Time to File New Jersey Gross Income Tax Return). This must be filed or efiled by April 17, 2018. Your new NJ return deadline will be October 15, 2018.
If you expect to owe taxes and you are filing for an extension, you should pay at least 80% of your tax liability by April 17 to avoid any penalties and interest. Otherwise, the extension will be rejected and any taxes paid after the due date will be subjected to interest fees and penalties. Your NJ return, along with the remaining balance of tax owed, must be filed by October 15, 2018.
If you filed an extension of time to file your Federal Tax Return and it was accepted, the state will grant an automatic extension if you meet the conditions above. In addition, you must include a copy of your Federal application or approved extension with your NJ return. Fill in the oval at the top of your NJ-1040 or check the box at the top of your NJ-1040NR (or, if the federal extension application was filed electronically, enter the confirmation number in the space provided at the top of the return).
Complete and submit Form NJ-630 (if federal extension not filed)
NJ Tax Amendment
Amended New Jersey state tax returns cannot be efiled; they can only be filed by mail. Learn how to prepare and file a New Jersey tax amendment.
2016 New Jersey Tax Forms
New Jersey tax returns for 2016 cannot be efiled. Download the tax forms, fill them out, and mail them to the New Jersey Division of Taxation.
Where's My Refund? - Check Your New Jersey State Tax Refund Status
Before checking the status of your NJ state refund, wait at least 10 days after efiling your NJ state tax return. Expect your refund within 3 weeks if you efiled your NJ return.
If you filed your NJ state return on paper, wait to check the status of your refund at least 6-8 weeks after you mailed the return.
Check your New Jersey state return refund status online.
NJ efile Error Codes
If your New Jersey state return was rejected, you will receive an error reject code. If you prepared and efiled your return on efile.com, we will provide you with an explanation of how to correct the error on your return. You may then resubmit your state return at no additional charge until it is accepted by the state.
View a list of all New Jersey State efile Income Tax Return Error Reject Codes.
New Jersey Tax Facts
NJ Income Tax:
Individual income is taxed across six or seven tax brackets at six or seven graduated tax rates. They are based on filing status.
Single & Married Filing Separately
- 1.4% for the first $20,000 of taxable income
- 1.75% on taxable income between $20,001 and $35,000
- 3.5% for taxable income between $35,001 and $40,000
- 5.525% for taxable income between $40,001 and $75,000
- 6.37% for taxable income between $75,001 and $500,000
- 8.97% for taxable income above $500,000
The tax rates are the same for married taxpayers filing jointly, qualifying widows or widowers, and heads of household. However, there is an additional, third tax rate for incomes between $50,001 and $70,000, which is 2.45%.
NJ Sales Tax:
New Jersey has a general state sales tax rate of 7%.
NJ also imposes a compensating use tax. The use tax is applied to purchased, taxable goods and services. NJ sales tax is either not collected or is collected at a rate less than the sales tax rate.
More information on New Jersey Sales Tax
NJ Personal Property Tax:
All personal property in New Jersey is subject to a personal property tax unless specifically exempted by statute.
Property tax payments are due in four installments throughout the year: February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1.
Odd Tax Fact:
New Jersey has a state tax cheat hotline. The CATCH (Citizens Against Tax CHeats) program allows NJ residents to report individuals or businesses they suspect of not paying their entire tax bills or dishonestly completing and filing a tax return (or not filing a return at all).
NJ State Tax Agency:
For more information, you can visit the website of The New Jersey Division of Taxation.
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