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How to File a New Jersey Annual Report

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How to File a New Jersey Annual Report

How to File a New Jersey Annual Report

If you have a limited liability company (LLC) in New Jersey, you must file an annual report to keep your business in good standing. It’s a relatively painless process that can be done online. 

What Is an Annual Report?

An annual report verifies your business information and tells the state of New Jersey that your LLC is still operating. In addition, keeping up with annual reports is a legal requirement that enables you to obtain a Standing Certificate, which a bank or creditor might request to confirm your compliance. 

In New Jersey, the following information is required for the annual report: 

  • Business name
  • Primary business address
  • Date, state, and county of formation
  • Registered agent’s name, address, and contact information
  • Member or manager names and addresses
  • Proof of insurance policy. In New Jersey, if you have employees, you may be required to have worker’s compensation and employer liability insurance. If you are required to have it, you must send proof of coverage with your annual report each year.

How to File an Annual Report in New Jersey

To file your annual report in New Jersey, visit the Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services website and select “file annual report.”


Then you’ll enter your business ID number, select the type of business, and the date of your LLC’s formation. 


Follow the prompts to complete the filing of your report.

The fee for filing your annual report is $75, and reports are due by the end of the anniversary month of your LLC’s formation.

If You Do Business in Other States

If you do business in other states, be sure to register in those states as a foreign LLC. For example, if your LLC is registered in New Jersey and you start doing business in Florida, you’ll need to register in Florida as a foreign LLC.

You’re generally required to register as a foreign LLC if:

  • You have a physical presence of any kind in that state 
  • You have employees in that state
  • You regularly meet with clients, managers, or investors in that state
  • You are licensed to do business in that state

Once you’ve registered as a foreign LLC, your business will need to follow the annual reporting requirements of that state and pay taxes in that state. 

In Closing

Filing an annual report in New Jersey is relatively easy and crucial to smooth business operations.

Failing to file an annual report can result in serious penalties, as can filing an inaccurate report.

Review all your business information and file your report on time to ensure your LLC remains in good standing.