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New Jersey Income Taxes and NJ State Tax Forms

New Jersey Income Taxes for Tax Year 2020 (January 1 - Dec. 31, 2020) can be completed and e-Filed now along with an IRS or Federal Income Tax Return (or you can learn how to only prepare and file a NJ state return). The deadline to e-File a New Jersey State Tax Return is April 15, 2021 May 17, 2021.

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New Jersey
"The Garden State"

New Jersey State Income Tax Return for Tax Year 2020 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2020) can be e-Filed in conjunction with an IRS Income Tax Return by April 15, 2021 May 17, 2021. However, if you file a tax extension, you can e-File your Taxes until October 15, 2021 without a late filing penalty. Oct. 15 is not only the filing deadline for New Jersey, but also the electronic filing deadline. If you owe NJ or Federal Taxes and you filed an extension, don't miss this deadline in order to avoid late filing penalties. If you have not filed any of your 2020 Income Tax Returns, you can e-File them until Oct. 15, 2021.

Tip: File on time, even if you can't pay on time, since the late filing penalties are higher than the late payment penalties.

eFile.com makes it easy for you to prepare and e-File your IRS and New Jersey State Tax Returns (e.g resident, nonresident, or part-year resident returns). However, the IRS and 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 IRS Tax Return. However, see these detailed instructions on how you can only prepare and mail in - not eFile - a New Jersey 2020 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.
NJ Tax Return Mailing Addresses
Find New Jersey Mailing Addresses for tax returns, tax amendments, and tax payments.
New Jersey Income Tax Brackets 
New Jersey Income Tax Forms
New Jersey Unemployment Benefits
Unemployment benefits are not subject to income taxes in New Jersey.

 

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2021 New Jersey Income Tax Filing Deadlines by Tax Year

The majority of deadlines listed here are for Tax Year 2020. Some apply to upcoming Tax Years and some are IRS or Federal deadlines.

Deadline
Type
Description
May 17, 2021
Tax Year 2020
Income Tax Return
Prepare and e-File an IRS (Due Date May 17, 2021) and New Jersey State Income Tax Return (Due Date May 17, 2021) until October 15, 2021. - eFileIT*
May 17, 2021
2020 Income Tax Extension
October 15, 2021
Tax Year 2020
Income Tax Return after the automatic May 17, 2021 New Jersey Tax Extension
Last day to e-File a 2020 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, 2021 via mail-in Forms.
Forms incl. Mailing Address are listed below.
Tax Year 2020
Income Tax Return after the automatic May 17, 2021 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, 2021. (Optionally, the eFileIT* deadline is Oct. 15, 2021). 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
2021, 2022, etc.
Other State Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
2021, 2022, etc.
IRS Federal Income Tax Return, Amendment, Extension Deadlines
May 17, 2024
2020 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 2020 New Jersey State Tax Return Refund. This deadline does not apply if you owe 2020 Income Taxes.

E-File These 2020 New Jersey State Tax Forms

Prepare and e-file these state forms for 2020 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
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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. New Jersey grants all taxpayers an automatic 6-month extension to file NJ returns (so you don't need to file a state extension form). The extended tax return due date is October 15, 2021 (for e-filed and mailed returns). Be aware that an IRS or NJ State Tax Extension doesn't extend the deadline to pay the taxes you owe without any penalties. 

The deadline to e-file a Federal extension for 2020 Tax Returns is May 17, 2021. e-File a 2020 Tax Extension for free on eFile.com. Here are instructions on whether or not you should consider a Tax Extension.

Please be aware that New Jersey will not accept the federal extension form as an extension for your New Jersey tax return. If you expect to owe income taxes, you had to submit your payment with payment voucher Form NJ-630 by May 17, 2021. However, you can make Tax Payments online and not have to mail in this form. Use eFile.com and prepare a New Jersey tax return to find out what your New Jersey state income tax payment will be.

The extended IRS/New Jersey eFile deadline is Oct. 15, 2021 - 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, 2021.

New Jersey State Tax Payment Options
You can select one of these payment options either after you have e-filed or filed your 2020 New Jersey Tax Return. Alternatively, you can pay New Jersey income taxes here prior to filing (e.g in the case of an extension). Plus, you can make online New Jersey tax estimate payments for next tax year. If you eFiled your taxes and pay online, you do not have to send in New Jersey paper forms (e.g. payer tax return, extension form, or tax estimate form). 
This is a free option if you want to pay your taxes owed via your bank account.
Submit a tax payment through the state tax agency's site. When you're on the site, follow the on-screen prompts to enter and submit your information (e.g. SSN, and Date of Birth).
Use this payment option if you want to pay your tax payment via your credit or debit card. There is an additional service fee added to each payment you submit with your card.
Check or Money Order with Form NJ-1040-V
Complete voucher Form NJ-1040-V  and attach it to your check or money order payable to "State of New Jersey–TGI". Write your Social Security number and the tax year on the check. Mail them to the Form NJ-1040-V address below.
Use this payment option if you wish to submit your payment via check or money order in the mail. 
Estimated Tax Payment Options
Choose one of these options: 1) Submit your estimated payment with New Jersey Division of Taxation (or if you already made a payment, check the status ) via e-check. In your account, you can schedule your payments, enter and save your bank information, view your account history, and receive confirmation that the state tax agency accepted your payment.  2) Pay via credit or debit card with New Jersey Division of Taxation. Be aware that a service fee is added to each payment you submit with your card. 3) Complete voucher Form NJ-1040-ES. Attach a check or money order for the tax period payable to "State of New Jersey – TGI". Write your Social Security numbers on the check or money order. Mail the voucher and check/money order to the Form NJ-1040-ES address here.
Use one of these payment options if you want to submit estimated taxes rather than submit all your taxes owed at once. 
Many of these online IRS tax payment options can be used before or after you e-Filed your Income Taxes. You can pay tax extension and tax estimate payments. For estimate payments, you do not have to submit a form. Extension you can eFile on eFile.com for free.
These payment options are independent from you preparing and eFiling your tax returns on eFile.com. eFile.com offers these payment options for the convenience of all tax payers.

 

New Jersey Tax Return, Amendment, etc. Mailing Addresses
Addresses to mail New Jersey Tax Returns, Amendments, Extensions, or Tax Payments.
NJ Tax Return or Amended Tax Return: Address if you expect a Tax Refund on your Tax Return
State of New Jersey
Division of Taxation
Revenue Processing Center - Refunds
PO Box 555
Trenton, NJ 08647-0555
NJ Tax Return or Amended Return: Address if you owe Taxes and include payment.
State of New Jersey
Division of Taxation
Revenue Processing Center - Payments
PO Box 111
Trenton, NJ 08645-0111
NJ Tax Extension: Address if you owe Taxes and include payment. Tax Extension Payments, include Form NJ-630. Tip: Make Tax Payments online and you will not have to mail in the Form NJ-630.  See above.
State of New Jersey
Division of Taxation
Revenue Processing Center
PO Box 282
Trenton, NJ 08646-0282
NJ Tax Payment: include voucher Form NJ-1040-V
State of New Jersey
Division of Taxation
Revenue Processing Center
PO Box 111
Trenton, NJ 08645-0111
NJ Tax Estimate Payments: include Tax year 2021 Form NJ-1040-ES.
State of New Jersey
Division of Taxation
Revenue Processing Center
PO Box 222
Trenton, NJ 08646-0222

 

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