Register in New Jersey

New Jersey Tax Agency

  • New Jersey Division of Revenue (DOR) - income tax withholding and unemployment tax

Set up an existing company

Income tax withholding

If you've run payroll in the state of NJ before, you can find your Employer Registration Number on any notice you may have received from the New Jersey Division of Revenue. If you're unsure, you can call the agency at (609) 292-9292.

Unemployment tax

Businesses that have run payroll in NJ in the past can find their Final Unemployment Experience Rate (which includes your NJ Unemployment Experience Rate and your Workforce Development Rate) on the Notice of Employer Contribution Rates. Please note: there are 2 different rates, one for the employer and one for the employee. Enter only the employer portion into Gusto. For 2018, the Unemployment Experience rate ranges from 0.5%–3.6% for positive-rated employers and 5.1%–5.8% for negative-rated employers, and has a wage base of $33,700. If you're unsure of your rate, call the agency at (609) 633-6400.

Register a new company

If this is your first time running payroll in New Jersey, you can register with the New Jersey Division of Revenue online. In most cases, your NJ Employer Registration Number will be the same as your Federal EIN. You should receive your number instantly after registering online.

After you have paid $1,000.00 in wages you must submit a NJ-REG form to the Division of Revenue. Helpful instructions on this process can be found here. This information will be forwarded to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, which will determine your liability for Unemployment.

Experience Rate

For 2018, the Unemployment Experience Rate for new employers is 2.80% and the Disability Insurance Rate will generally be 0.5%. Please note: there are 2 different experience rates, one for the employer and one for the employee. Enter only the employer portion into Gusto. If you’re unsure, verify your rate by calling the agency at (609) 633-6400.

Methods for finding your New Jersey tax rates

  • Call the New Jersey Department of Labor at (609) 633-6400.
  • Create a MyNewJersey business account here and follow the detailed instructions provided here
  • Review your Notice of Employer Contribution Rate (Form AC-174.1).
  • Review your NJ-927. 

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