The New Jersey (NJ) state sales tax rate is currently 7.0%. Unlike many states, NJ does not allow the imposition of local sales tax—the entire state has a single rate.
There are, however, 32 Urban Enterprise Zones covering 37 economically distressed cities. Certified businesses within Urban Enterprise Zones may purchase many tangible goods and services exempt from sales tax. In addition, qualifying retailers may apply for certification allowing them to charge 50% of the current sales tax rate, or 3.5%.
Amazon.com owns and operates a fulfillment center in New Jersey. This physical presence, or nexus, creates a sales tax obligation for Amazon and many sellers participating in Amazon’s Seller Central and Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA) programs.
Avalara Sales and Use Tax Products for New Jersey
AvaTax – AvaTax is a powerful, online sales tax compliance solution that provides all businesses with a level of sales tax automation that until now has been available only to Fortune 500 companies. AvaTax’s transaction-based service model and seamless integration into business applications gives you rapid access to all jurisdiction assignments and real-time sales tax calculations. Cutting-edge technologies and superior processing logic can manage even the most complicated tax issues, such as situs, nexus, tax tiers, tax holidays, exemptions, certificate management and product taxability rules.
TrustFile – TrustFile offers a simple and inexpensive solution that automates sales and use tax processes in the twelve states that mandate e–filing and e–payment.
TrustFile Forms – TrustFile Forms helps you streamline the paper returns preparation process with a catalog of more than 1,000 state-approved forms for US States, US Possessions and Canada.