How to Register Your Business in New Jersey

Is your company hiring an employee in New Jersey, but based in another state? Learn how to register your business in just a few simple steps.

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Although New Jersey is sometimes given a bad rap as New York City’s next-door neighbor, the Garden State is so much more than that. New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the U.S. And, from Jon Bon Jovi to Judy Blume, some of America’s most beloved luminaries have called New Jersey home. Whether they live in Cape May or Atlantic City, if your next employee is a New Jerseyan, chances are they won’t want to leave. Fortunately, in this era of remote work, collaborating across state lines is easy.

Bringing on a new employee can be exciting, but there’s often a lot to do as well. You want to onboard your new hire as quickly and smoothly as possible to ensure their success at your organization. But before you get started with onboarding, you’ll need to register your company with the state of New Jersey.  

Register your business in New Jersey in two easy steps:

  1. First, you’ll need to file a certificate of formation online with the Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services.
  2. Next, you’ll need to fill out a tax/employer registration form online with the Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services.


The tax/employer registration form will be forwarded to the Department of Labor, which will determine your unemployment liability. You will receive your account number from the Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services immediately after registering. Once you’ve received your account number, you’ll be able to register new employees, file wage reports, and submit unemployment taxes online. Keep in mind that in New Jersey you become liable for unemployment taxes after you have paid $1,000 in wages in a calendar year.


Interested in expanding your team outside of the US as well? Pilot specializes in managing international payroll, benefits, and compliance for US-based companies, in one secure platform. Our team of HR and payroll experts is happy to guide you through any questions ✨

To learn more about Pilot, request a demo with one of our experts.


⚖️ Legal Disclaimer: The information contained in this site is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter.


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