New Jersey Income Taxes and NJ State Tax Forms

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Your New Jersey Income Tax Return

Efile.com makes it easy for you to e-file your 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 efile a state tax return. This is not an efile.com policy but an IRS and state agency policy. Many taxpayers have asked how they can only prepare and file a state income tax return. The efile.com tax application lets you prepare a state tax return only, however you cannot efile the state return upon completion. Instead, you will have to download the completed state tax return as a PDF file, print it, sign it, and mail it to the respective state - the address is on the PDF file. Find more detailed instructions on how to prepare and file a state only return on efile.com.

2018 New Jersey Income Tax Filing Deadlines

Deadline
Type of Filing
Description
April 15, 2019
Tax Return - efileIT*
New Jersey State Income Tax Return Due Date.
April 15, 2019
Tax Extension
New Jersey Automatic Extension. Details below.
October 15, 2019
Tax Return - efileIT*
Last day to efile a 2018 New Jersey State Income Tax Return for tax extension filers and late efilers.
Now
Requires an accepted 2018 or previous year New Jersey State Tax Return.
State Tax Returns
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
Federal Tax Returns
IRS Tax Return Deadlines.

E-File These 2018 New Jersey State Tax Forms

Prepare and efile these state forms for 2018 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. Find out how to only prepare and file a state tax return. Only on efile.com can you prepare and efile unlimited state tax returns for one low price. Most other sites charge a per state price.

New Jersey efile Error Codes

If your New Jersey state return was rejected by the state and not efile.com, 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.

How To File a New Jersey 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, 2019. 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. 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.

Important: Do you need to prepare and e-file an IRS or federal tax extension as well?

How to File A New Jersey Tax Amendment

Amended New Jersey tax returns can only be mailed; they cannot be efiled. Learn how to file a New Jersey tax amendment.

Important Reminder! If you are filing a New Jersey tax amendment, you may need to file a federal tax amendment as well.

2017 Tax Year New Jersey Tax Forms

New Jersey state tax forms for previous Tax Years cannot be prepared and e-filed during the current tax season. You will need to print, fill out, and mail the forms to the New Jersey Department of Revenue.

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

2016 Tax Year New Jersey Tax Forms

New Jersey state tax forms for previous Tax Years cannot be prepared and e-filed during the current tax season. You will need to print, fill out, and mail the forms to the New Jersey Department of Revenue.

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

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 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 State Tax Agency Contacts

You can contact the New Jersey Department of Revenue at 609-292-6400.

For more information on New Jersey state income taxes, you can visit the website of the New Jersey Department of Revenue.

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