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New Jersey State Tax Information

New Jersey State Tax Information

Looking for New Jersey state tax information? We provide the latest resources on state tax, unemployment, income tax and more.

New Jersey Division of the Treasury - Department of Taxation

Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Withholding Requirements:

  • Register as an employer by filing Form NJ-REG which can be found be clicking here.
  • Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate - Form NJ W4
  • Withholding Method = formula
  • Supplemental Rate = Add to regular wages for current or preceding payroll period, compute tax on total, and subtract tax withheld from regular wages.

Local Taxes:

Newark payroll taxes and quarterly 1.0% (employer), Contact the City of Newark-Payroll at 973-733-3770

State Unemployment Insurance (SUI):

Reserve ratio formula
Contribution rate Schedule C:
0.5% to 5.8% on $33,700 for 7/1/18 to 12/31/2018
New employers use 2.8% for 7/1/2018 to 6/30/2019
Workers use 0.4250% $33,700 for 7/1/18 to 12/31/2018

Employee rate includes the following:
*0.00%-Health Care subsidy Fund;
*0.3825%-Unemployment Compensation Fund;
*0.0425%-Workforce Development Fund

State Disability Insurance (SDI):

Employer rate - new employers pay .5%.
All others are experience rated with a wage limit of $33,500 for 2017 and $33,700 for 2018

Employee rate - 0.24% on $33,500 for 2017 and 0.19% on $33,700 for 2018

Family Leave Insurance (FLI):

Employee rate - 0.10% up to the wage base of $33,500 for 2017 and 0.09% up to the wage base of $33,700 for 2018

State Labor Laws:

Minimum wage - The minimum wage rate is $8.60 for 2018, $8.85 for 2019
Termination Pay - Terminated/Quit - next regular payday.

New Hire Reporting:

Employers must report hiring, rehiring, and return to work within 15 days if through electronic media, otherwise 20 days on Form W-4 (Employees Withholding Allowance Certificate) to:

New Hire Operations Center

PO Box 4654

Trenton, NJ 08650-4654

Phone: 877-654-4737

Fax: 800-304-4901

To report online click here

Remit Withholding for Child Support to:

New Jersey Family Support Payment Center
PO Box 4880
Trenton, NJ 08650-4880

To report online click here

Reciprocal States:


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