E-file NJ Taxes and Get Your Tax Refund Fast

Form NJ-1040 must be filed by residents who are filing NJ taxes and nonresidents or partial-year residents must file Form NJ-1040NR. New Jersey tax returns can be filed electronically or mailed to the address indicated on the form.

Both state tax returns and New Jersey state extension requests must be filed electronically or mailed by April 15 to avoid penalties.

Annual tax revenue is more than $27 billion. This is more than the national average. With a state income tax rate of 8.97%, NJ is higher than the median range in the United States.

Amended New Jersey Tax Returns

When taxpayers make errors on their returns, amended returns must be filed. Residents must use Form NJ-1040X for filing amendments, and partial-year residents or nonresidents must use Form NJ-1040NR. Mail all returns to the State of New Jersey Division of Taxation.
With attached payments to:
Revenue Processing Center – Payments
PO Box 111
Trenton, NJ 08645-0111

With no payment due to:
Revenue Processing Center – Refunds
PO Box 555
Trenton, NJ 08647-0555

Need More Time to File State Taxes?

If NJ taxpayers file their returns late, New Jersey charges a fee of 5% of the tax owed. When the tax due is not paid in full by the date the return must be filed, there is a 25% penalty fee. The Division of Taxation may also assess a penalty of $100 per month.

Residents who need more time to file New Jersey taxes must use Form NJ-630 to request an extension. If money is owed, 80% of it must be paid by the April due date to qualify for an extension.

Tracking New Jersey Tax Refunds Online or By Phone

Taxpayers can track their refunds by calling 1-800-323-4400. New Jersey tax refunds can also be tracked online at www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/refinfo.shtml. For questions about prior returns, lost returns or other related issues, call 609-292-6400.

Quarterly Tax Payments

Estimated quarterly taxes may be required if NJ taxpayers do not have enough money withheld from their checks for taxes. They may also be required for self-employed individuals. Use Form NJ-1040ES to determine the amount due.

Note: States & U.S. territories may make changes to their tax laws with little notice. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but it is provided on an "AS IS" basis. For more see our terms.