New Jersey

Before you can pay employees, make sure you've registered for the applicable work and live in state. This can sometimes take several weeks—the sooner you start the process, the sooner you'll have the tax account information required to pay them.

Note, CertiPay Online can put your account in an applied for status. This may cause additional monthly fees as some states do not accept returns/tax liability deposits for accounts that are in an applied for status. 

New Jersey Tax Agency

Eligibility Requirements 

Your company becomes liable for state unemployment insurance tax once the company has:

  • Paid $1500 in wages during a calendar quarter
  • Had an employee working at least one day during a 20 week period

Register for State Withholding & State Unemployment 

1. When your company is ready to register for state withholding, click this link Getting Started 

2. Depending on your company's business structure, select the tabs on the website. 

3. Follow the instructions on the tab of your business's structure. 

Once your registration is complete, you will receive your account number instantly. 

Local Taxes

New Jersey City 

1. Go to Jersey City's site and click the payroll tax tab. 

2. Under the How to Register Your Business section, click the click here option to register. 


1. Register online for Newark, NJ

2. Click the current year then click on the Payroll Tax Booklet.

3. The payroll tax booklet will walk you through the registration process for Newark. 

Agency Contact Information 

  • New Jersey Department of Treasury, Division of Taxation (609) 292-6400
  • New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (609) 633-6400 
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