New Jersey Sales Tax

On this page you will find handy sales and use tax information about New Jersey.

How to use this page:

We’ve pulled in the information from all our Charts for a consolidated view by state.  Here you can see the sales tax rates and if the state has remote seller nexus rules. You can also see any sales tax holidays or amnesty programs that may exist, though these do not apply to all states.

Below the chart you can find any News & Tip item we have published that relates to New Jersey that you can filter by topic. This will help you get informed on current and past legislation that has passed in the state.

State Rate


Range of Local Rates


Local Rates Apply to Use Tax





11/1/2018see state notice



Annual Back to School Sales Tax Holiday

August 26 – September 4, 2023

During the holiday period, retail sales of the following products are exempt from sales and use tax if they are sold to an individual purchaser for non-business use during the exemption period:

  • computers with a sales price of less than $3,000 per item;

  • school computer supplies with a sales price of less than $1,000 per item;

  • school supplies;

  • school art supplies;

  • school instructional materials; and

  • sport or recreational equipment.



Amnesty Filing Dates

August 21, 2017 - November 21, 2017

Go to New Jersey Amnesty Page

The taxpayer must file any required returns for the two quarters between January 1, 2017 and June 30, 2017. All prior periods will be considered closed.


The amnesty program applies to out-of-state sellers with click-through agreements with businesses in New Jersey. More details.


All penalties will be waived.



Amnesty Filing Dates

September 17, 2014 - November 17, 2014

Go to New Jersey Amnesty Page

Tax periods 2005 through 2013.


All tax types.


Reduced or eliminated penalties, no collection cost and no recovery fees.



Amnesty Filing Dates

November 15, 2018 - January 15, 2019

Go to New Jersey Amnesty Page

State tax liabilities for returns due on or after February 1, 2009 and prior to September 1, 2017


Most taxes administered by the Division of Taxation, such as the corporation business tax, personal income tax, and sales and use tax. More details.


50% of interest and all penalties waived.

Administration Information
Streamlined Sales Tax Status

Full Member


2 Sales Tax Jurisdictions



Sales Tax Sourcing (Intrastate)


Sales Tax Return Due Date

The 20th of the month following the reporting period

Exemption Information

New Jersey Resale Certificate


Product types of exemptions: most food sold as grocery items, most clothing and footwear, disposable paper products for household use, prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs


Entity types of exemptions: organizations for exclusively religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary or educational purposes; organizations for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals; volunteer fire company, rescue, ambulance, first aid, or emergency company or squad; Veterans’ organizations; or an association of parents and teachers of an elementary or secondary public or private school. Government Entities, includes the State of New Jersey and its agencies, instrumentalities, public authorities, public corporations (including those formed with another state), and political subdivisions; and to U.S. Federal government agencies, departments, and instrumentalities


New Jersey Exemption Certificate Forms


New Jersey Resale Form ST-3NR Resale Certificate for Non-New Jersey Sellers: For use only by out-of-state sellers not required to be registered in New Jersey

State Links
History & Fun Facts

  • New Jersey’s Sales and Use Tax Act which imposed a sales and use tax became effective July 1, 1966. Effective October 1, 2005, New Jersey enacted legislation to conform with the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement.
  • New Jersey established Urban Enterprise Zones in several economically distressed cities in the state. To encourage economic development, qualified businesses that have obtained a UZ-2 certificate can charge sales tax at half the regular rate on sales of tangible personal property.

  • Articles of clothing and footwear are generally exempt from New Jersey sales tax. However, the exemption does not extend to fur clothing, accessories or equipment, sports or recreational equipment, or protective equipment (unless it is necessary for the daily work of the user).
  • New Jersey wants to know why you’re purchasing pumpkins. Depending upon the use, whether it’s for consuming as a food item or decorations for fall, the taxability will change.

State Notices & Resources for Remote Sellers

Use this state by state guide to find each state\’s initial guidance on how to proceed post-Wayfair, state resources such as FAQs, and any state activity such as going through a legislative process that impacts remote sellers.

Economic Nexus State by State Chart

Key information such as effective dates, thresholds, and includable sales for out-of-state sellers making sales into states that have enacted economic nexus legislation both before and after the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision.

New Jersey to End Waiver of Sales Tax Nexus for Remote Employees Effective October 1, 2021

The state of New Jersey has announced their waiver of sales tax nexus requirements for companies with employees working remotely in the state due to the COVID-19 pandemic will come to an end

New Jersey Enacts Marketplace Nexus Legislation

New Jersey has enacted marketplace nexus legislation that requires marketplace facilitators to collect sales tax on sales they facilitate for marketplace sellers, effective November 1, 2018.

New Jersey Enacts Economic Nexus Legislation

New Jersey has enacted economic nexus legislation that requires remote sellers to register and collect tax if they exceed an economic threshold, effective November 1, 2018.

October 1, 2018 Remote Seller Deadline for Multiple States

The October 1, 2018 remote seller compliance deadline is approaching for a number of states. Click on the links below for our previous news items with more details. Alabama Enacts Economic Nexus Provision Illinois Enacts Economic Nexus Legislation Indiana Enacts…

House Introduces Online Sales Simplicity and Small Business Relief Act of 2018

On September 13, 2018, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and additional U.S. House members introduced the Online Sales Simplicity and Small Business Relief Act of 2018.

New Jersey Issues Notice Regarding Economic Nexus

The New Jersey Division of Taxation has issued a notice containing economic nexus provisions for remote sellers, effective October 1, 2018

Remote Seller Resources

Comprehensive list of resources for remote sellers following the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision – including state notices, videos, articles, training opportunities, and more.

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Decision In South Dakota v. Wayfair

On June 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in the South Dakota v. Wayfair case, ruling in favor of South Dakota and overturning Quill’s physical presence rule.

South Dakota v. Wayfair Analysis & Predictions: Sales Tax Experts Weigh-In

Sales tax experts lend their insight into and predictions for one of the most important U.S. Supreme Court decisions regarding sales tax in decades, South Dakota v. Wayfair.

Record Number of Sellers Participate in 2017 MTC Amnesty Program

The volume of applicants for the 2017 online marketplace seller tax amnesty program overwhelmed the Multistate Tax Commission.

Multistate Tax Commission Announces Tax Amnesty Program for Online Sellers

The MTC organized a tax amnesty program for online sellers, running from August 17 to November 1, 2017. The voluntary disclosure program allowed sellers to start remitting sales tax on future sales without penalty or liability for unpaid, prior accumulated sales tax in 25 participating states.

No Regulation Without Representation Act of 2017 Introduced

Under the proposed House bill, a state may tax or regulate a person’s activity in interstate commerce only when the person is physically present in the state during the period in which the tax or regulation is imposed.

Congress Introduces Marketplace Fairness Act of 2017 and Remote Transactions Parity Act of 2017

Introduced on April 27, 2017, the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2017, if enacted, would authorize states meeting certain requirements to require remote sellers that do not meet a small seller exception to collect their state and local sales and use taxes.

Online Sales Simplification Act of 2016 Discussion Draft is Introduced

The proposed legislation would implement a “hybrid origin” approach for remote sales. States could impose sales tax on remote sales if the origin state participates in a clearinghouse.

No Regulation Without Representation Act of 2016 Introduced

Taking the opposite approach of the Marketplace Fairness Act and Remote Transactions Parity Act, the proposed bill would limit the ability of states to require remote sellers to collect use tax. However, the bill failed to pass.

House Introduces Remote Transactions Parity Act of 2015

U.S. House of Representatives introduced the Remote Transactions Parity Act of 2015 on 06/15/15. More…

Senate Introduces Marketplace Fairness Act of 2015

On March 10, 2015, a bipartisan group of senators introduced the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2015.

New Jersey Enacts Click-Through Nexus Legislation

New Jersey becomes the 14th state that has enacted legislation creating a sales and use tax click-through nexus provision.

Federal Government Introduces New Remote Seller Bill

The federal Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 was introduced in the House of Representatives and the Senate on February 14, 2013.

New Jersey and Amazon Reach Tax Collection Agreement

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has announced that the state and have reached an agreement in which Amazon will voluntarily begin to collect and remit New Jersey sales tax on purchases by New Jersey consumers by July 1, 2013…

New Jersey Division of Taxation Provides Guidance Regarding Voluntary Disclosure Program.

The New Jersey Division of Taxation has issued guidance regarding its Voluntary Disclosure Program to individual and business taxpayers. The program is intended for taxpayers who realize they have nexus in New Jersey or have an obligation to file taxes.…