New Jersey Income Taxes and NJ State Tax Forms

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New Jersey
"The Garden State"

New Jersey State Income Tax Return forms for Tax Year 2019 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2019) can be e-Filed in conjunction with an IRS Income Tax Return until October 15, 2020. In January 2020, you can e-File Tax Year 2019.

eFile.com makes it easy for you to e-file your IRS and New Jersey State Tax Return (e.g resident, nonresident, or part-year resident returns). However, the IRS and the respective State Tax Agencies require you to e-file a Federal Income Tax Return at the same time you e-file a State Tax Return. This is not an eFile.com policy but an IRS and State Agency policy. Thus, technically you cannot e-File anywhere - not just eFile.com - a New Jersey Tax Return without also e-filing the associated IRS Tax Return. But there is good news, please read on.

Detailed instructions on how you can only prepare and mail in - not eFile - a New Jersey 2019 Tax Return - here via eFile.com. However, you must download/print and sign the forms and mail them to the Tax Agency.

Function
Description
Prepare only a NJ State Return without an IRS return. Details
Step by Step instructions on how to only Prepare and Download - not eFile - State Returns on eFile.com.
Where Is Your New Jersey Tax Refund Money
Step 1: Sign into your eFile.com account and check acceptance by the Tax Agency.
Step 2: Check your New Jersey Tax Refund Status.
Where is Your IRS Refund?
Step 1: Sign into your eFile.com account and check acceptance by the IRS.
Step 2: Check your IRS Tax Refund Status.
New Jersey Income Tax Extension
How to correct a rejected Tax Return
If your NJ Tax Return was rejected by the NJ Tax Agency - not eFile.com - instructions on how to correct a rejected New Jersey Tax Return.
How to Pay Income Taxes
New Jersey IRS Late Filing, Tax Payment Penalties

1. Late Filing Penalty: The penalty is 5% of the total tax due per month (or part of the month), but will not exceed 25% of the total tax due. A $100 fee may be charged as well for each month past the due date that the return hasn't been filed.

2. Late Payment Penalty: The penalty is 5% of the total tax due. Interest is also collected on overdue tax payments per month (or part of the month) the total taxes owed is not paid, and amounts to 3% greater than the federally established prime interest rate.

3. IRS Penalties: Calculate and Estimate your potential IRS Income Tax Return Penalties.

 

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2020 New Jersey Income Tax Filing Deadlines by Tax Year

The majority of deadlines listed here are for Tax Year 2019. Some apply to upcoming Tax Years and some are IRS or Federal deadlines.

Deadline
Type
Description
April 15, 2020
Tax Year 2019
Income Tax Return
Prepare and e-File an IRS (Due Date April 15, 2020) and New Jersey State Income Tax Return (Due Date April 15, 2020) until October 15, 2020. - eFileIT*
Expires:
April 15, 2020
2019 Income Tax Extension
October 15, 2020
Tax Year 2019
Income Tax Return after the automatic April 15, 2020 New Jersey Tax Extension
Last day to e-File a 2019 New Jersey State Income Tax Return for Tax Extension Filers and late eFilers. You can only e-File (to file by paper see below) New Jersey Income Tax Return together with an IRS Tax Return. eFileIT*
October 15, 2020 via mail-in Forms.
Forms incl. Mailing Address are listed below.
Tax Year 2019
Income Tax Return after the automatic April 15, 2020 New Jersey Tax Extension
Deadline for taxpayers who got an automatic NJ Tax Extension to file their New Jersey Income Tax Return by mail-in Forms - the Forms incl. mailing addresses are listed below - is October 15, 2020. (Optionally, the eFileIT* deadline is Oct. 15, 2020). Instructions on how to only - without the IRS return - prepare and file a New Jersey State Income Tax Return on eFile.com.
Tax Amendment for all Tax Years
IRS Due Dates
IRS Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
2020, 2021, etc.
Other State Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
2020, 2021, etc.
IRS Federal Income Tax Return, Amendment, Extension Deadlines
April 15, 2023
2019 New Jersey Income Tax Return Refund.
IRS Tax Return Refund Claim Deadline
The last day to file - you will not face late filing penalties - and claim your 2019 New Jersey Income Tax Return Refund. This deadline does not apply if you owe 2019 Income Taxes.

E-File These 2019 New Jersey State Tax Forms

Prepare and efile these state forms for 2019 in conjunction with your federal and state income tax return. As you proceed through the tax interview on efile.com, the application will select the correct state forms for you. You can also select tax forms individually. All these forms will then be e-filed by you to the state tax agency. Instructions on how to only prepare a state income tax return.

Form/Schedule
Description
eFileIT Now*
Form NJ-1040
Resident Income Tax Return
Form NJ-1040-ES
Estimated Tax Voucher
Form NJ-1040NR
Non-Resident Income Tax Return
Form NJ-1040-V
Payment Voucher
Form NJ-2210
Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals, Estates or Trusts
Schedules A & B
Credit for Income or Wage Taxes Paid to Another Jurisdiction & Gains
Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate
Cannot be efiled

* Due to IRS and State Tax Agency tax data sharing and validation requirements, you can only e-file a State Income Tax Return while also e-filing a Federal Income Tax Return. This is not an eFile.com created policy, but all online tax web sites have to adhere to this IRS/state issued tax data sharing policy. You can however prepare all 44 State Income Tax Returns on eFile.com if you have already e-Filed or filed your IRS return. Instructions on how you can ONLY prepare and file State Income Tax Return(s). Only on eFile.com can you prepare, file or e-file unlimited State Tax Returns for one low price and not pay for each State return like you would do on H&R Block® vs. TurboTax®. Dare to Compare Now.

Automatic New Jersey Income Tax Extension

If you are certain that you cannot file your New Jersey return by the deadline, you do not need to file for an extension. You will automatically receive a 6-month extension of time to file your return (not to pay). The extended tax return due date is October 15, 2020. Please be aware that New Jersey will not accept the federal extension form as an extension for your New Jersey tax return. However, if you expect to owe income taxes, you should submit your payment with payment voucher Form NJ-630 (to be added). If you efiled your return and are making a payment by check or money order, you must complete a Form NJ-630 on efile.com. If you are making a payment by credit card, a Form NJ-630 is not needed. If you are making an automatic extension payment, you also must use Form NJ-630 unless it is made electronically. Use efile.com and prepare a New Jersey tax return to find out what your New Jersey state income tax payment will be.

Instructions on how to eFile an IRS tax extension for free on eFile.com by April 15, 2020.

The extended IRS/New Jersey eFile deadline is Oct. 15, 2020 - eFileIT* now. If you plan to file or mail-in a New Jersey tax return on paper - the Forms and Mailing Address are below - your due date is October 15, 2020.

2018 Tax Year New Jersey Tax Forms

New Jersey state income tax forms for Tax Year 2018 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2018)  can no longer be prepared and e-filed. Complete the respective Form(s) below, sign, and mail them to the New Jersey Division of Taxation. In addition to filing New Jersey Forms you might also have to file the 2018 IRS Tax Return Forms.

Form/Schedule
Description
NJ Resident Income Tax Return
Non-Resident Income Tax Return
Payment Voucher
Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals, Estates or Trusts
Credit for Income or Wage Taxes Paid to Another Jurisdiction & Gains

2017 Tax Year New Jersey Tax Forms

New Jersey state income tax forms for Tax Year 2017 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017)  can no longer be prepared and e-filed. Complete the respective Form(s) below, sign, and mail them to the New Jersey Division of Taxation. In addition to filing New Jersey Forms you might also have to file the 2017 IRS Tax Return Forms.

Form/Schedule
Description
NJ Resident Income Tax Return
Non-Resident Income Tax Return
Payment Voucher
Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals, Estates or Trusts
Credit for Income or Wage Taxes Paid to Another Jurisdiction & Gains

New Jersey Tax Facts, Information

New Jersey Tax Information and Contacts

NJ Tax Type
Description
2019 Sales Tax (to be updated)
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.
New Jersey 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).
New Jersey Tax Payment Options
New Jersey State Tax Agency Contacts
For Mailing Addresses and other contact information contact the NJ Div. of Taxation

 

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