Each state has different requirements for forming a corporation. Whether you are starting a business or
incorporating a business
already in existence, you’ll want to understand state requirements for New Jersey incorporation.
Cost to incorporate in New Jersey
At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the state fees to form a New Jersey corporation. View our pricing to incorporate as a
to plainly see:
BizFilings’ package prices.
BizFilings offers three incorporation service packages from which you can choose.
State fee for standard turn-around.
Our pricing clearly shows the state fee to incorporate in New Jersey with standard turn-around.
You will see the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for expedited turn-around.
New Jersey has a 24-hour filing option, which is outlined in our pricing.
Our pricing also clearly displays the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for issuing a Certified Copy of the Certificate of Incorporation.
The name shall contain the word "Corporation," "Company," "Incorporated," an abbreviation thereof or the abbreviation "Ltd." The name must not contain any word, phrase, abbreviation or derivative thereof indicating or implying it is organized for any purpose other than one or more purposes permitted by its Certificate of Incorporation. It must be distinguishable from the names of other for-profit and nonprofit domestic corporations, foreign corporations, domestic and foreign limited partnerships, and current name reservations or registrations. The words "Olympic," "Little League," "Realtor" and "Trust" cannot be used.
The following are New Jersey’s requirements for directors of corporations:
Corporations must have one or more directors.
New Jersey does not have a provision specifying where directors must reside.
Directors must be at least 18 years old.
Inclusion in the Certificate of Incorporation.
Director names and addresses are required to be listed in the Certificate of Incorporation.
Requirements for the Certificate of Incorporation
The document required to form a corporation in New Jersey is called the Certificate of Incorporation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. New Jersey's requirements include:
Officer names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Certificate of Incorporation.
Authorized shares and par value must be listed in the Certificate of Incorporation. An increase in the number of shares or par value does not affect initial filing fees.
Corporations must list the name and address of a
with a physical address (no post office boxes) in New Jersey. The registered agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.
New Jersey allows professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, to form a
professional corporation (PC)
, which is also called a Professional Association (PA).
After forming a corporation, you must undertake certain steps on an ongoing basis to keep your business in compliance. These steps are also important in preserving the limited liability a corporation provides its owners. This guide outlines the ongoing requirements for New Jersey corporations.
New Jersey corporate records
New Jersey corporations must keep complete corporate records at the principal place of business.
New Jersey corporate taxes and fees
The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees for New Jersey corporations:
New Jersey requires corporations to file an annual report on or before the last day of the anniversary month of the company’s incorporation. The filing fee is $50.