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New Jersey State Agencies and Forms


Division of the Treasury - Department of Taxation - click here

Department of Labor and Workforce Development - click here


MINIMUM WAGE (Effective 1/1/17)

Minimum Wage: $8.44

For a complete review of minimum wage by state for 2017 »

Minimum Cash Wage (Tipped Employee): $2.13

Minimum Tip Credit $6.31

Unemployment in New Jersey:
Taxable Wage Base ($)   33,500 in 2017, 32,600 in 2016, 31,500 for 2014 and 32,000 for 2015
Employee Deduction in 2017
Workforce Development / Supplemental Workforce
UI Fund 

Family Leave Insurance (%)
Maximum 2017 Employee Deduction   $175.88
Employer FY 2017 Tax Rates
  0.5 - 5.8%
Standard FY 2016 New Employer Rate (UI): 3.2825% +WF/SWF-Q.1175%)
Voluntary Contribution Permitted


New Jersey State Income Tax Withholding

New Jersey requires employers to withhold state income tax from employees' wages and remit the amounts withheld to the Division of Taxation.

All employers within the state that pay wages subject to withholding are required to withhold the state tax from the wages and salaries of both resident and nonresident employees

Register as an employer by filing Form NJ-REG which can be found by clicking here.

Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate - Form NJ W-4

Withholding Method = Tables

Supplemental Wage / Bonus Rate: No provision, but for pay over $500,000 witihhold at 9.9%.


Maximum 2017 Taxable Earnings (Increased from $32,60 in 2016): $32,600

Employee 2017 Deduction Rate: 0.24%

Maximum 2017 Employee Deduction: $65.20

Standard FY 2017 Tax Rates: 0.1 - 0.75%

New Employer FY 2017 Rate: 0.50%

All others are experience rated with a wage limit of $31,500 for 2014 and $32,000 for 2015

Employee rate - 0.38% on $31,500 for 2014 and 0.25% on $32,000 for 2015

New Jersey Family Leave Insurance (FLI):

Employee rate - .1% up to wage base of $31,500 for 2014 and 0.09% up to wage base of $32,000 for 2015

Termination Pay - Terminated/Quit - next regular payday.

New Jersey New Hire Reporting:

Employers must report hiring, rehiring, and return to work within 15 days if through electronic media, otherwise 20 days on Form W-4 (Employees Withholding Allowance Certificate) to:

New Hire Operations Center

PO Box 4654

Trenton, NJ 08650-4654

Phone: 877-654-4737

Fax: 800-304-4901

To report online click here.

Remit Withholding for New Jersey Child Support to:

New Jersey Family Support Payment Center
PO Box 4880
Trenton, NJ 08650-4880

Phone: 800-559-3772

New Jersey Reciprocal States: Pennsylvania


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