How to Incorporate in New Jersey


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Incorporating in New Jersey is relatively easy.  This article should give you resources to understand how the incorporation process works in New Jersey, and to use the legal forms from the New Jersey Secretary of State to incorporate in New Jersey.

It is required your check your company name availability before filing any paperwork. To do this, you can visit the New Jersey State Business Gateway Service Online Information page. From here you can search for business names. If you choose to do so, you can reserve your business name. Do to this, you can submit form UNRR-1 Rev. 5/03, Application for Reservation of Name. The filing fee is $50 for a period of 120 days. Form and fee can be mailed to: NJ Division of Revenue, Corporate Filing, P.O. Box 308, Trenton, NJ 08646.

New Jersey offers two ways to incorporate -- online and via mail. To file online, visit State of New Jersey Online Business Entity Filing. You will be prompted to choose the type of business entity you want to file, and then follow the instructions from there. To file via mail, New Jersey offers a comprehensive packet on filing your new business. The New Jersey Complete Business Registration Packet includes all of the information and forms you will need for starting your company. The filing fee is $125 and must be submitted at the time of filing.

If your business is required to file an annual report, you will receive a notice in the mail. Once you receive your notice, you can visit The On-line Corporate Annual Report, Business Reinstatement and Agent Change Service page online. From there you will enter your business identification number and follow the instructions provided.

There are many companies that offer the service of filing these articles on your behalf, such as FileOnline  or LegalZoom.