New Jersey: Sales Tax Handbook
New Jersey Sales Tax Exemption / Resale Forms 3 PDFs
If you are a retailer making purchases for resale, or need to make a purchase that is exempt from the New Jersey sales tax, you need the appropriate New Jersey sales tax exemption certificate before you can begin making tax-free purchases. This page explains how to make tax-free purchases in New Jersey, and lists three New Jersey sales tax exemption forms available for download.
Printable New Jersey Exemption Certificates
We have three New Jersey sales tax exemption forms available for you to print or save as a PDF file. If any of these links are broken, or you can't find the form you need, please let us know. You can find resale certificates for other states here.
|Streamlined Sales Tax Certificate of Exemption||Download Now|
|Streamlined Sales Tax Certificate of Exemption (Multistate)||Download Now|
|Resale Exemption Certificate||Download Now|
New Jersey allows the use of uniform sales tax exemption certificates, which are general exemption certificates that can be used across multiple states. You can find more info about these uniform certificates at the bottom of this page.
How to use sales tax exemption certificates in New Jersey
A sales tax exemption certificate is a form you can fill out yourself certifying that you meet the qualifications outlined for making sales-tax-free purchases. You will need to present this certificate to the vendor from whom you are making the exempt purchase - it is up to the vendor to verify that you are indeed qualified to make a tax-exempt purchase.
The state of New Jersey provides certain forms to be used when you wish to purchase tax-exempt items such as prescription medicines.
The "Resale Certificate" is utilized when buyers who are New Jersey residents purchase items specifically for resale.
The "Resale Certificate For Non-New Jersey Vendors" should be utilized by vendors who are not from New Jersey when they purchase items specifically for resale.
The "Exempt Use Certificate" is intended to be used by any purchaser who has no requirement to pay sales tax on the purchases.
The "Contractor's Exempt Purchase Certificate" should be used when purchasing services, materials, or supplies which will be used for building or altering real property for any exempt or government organization.
These forms may be downloaded on this page.
To apply the certificate, the buyer must first present the seller with their written certificate, which legally documents the exemption. The certificate should include the date it was created, the signature of the buyer or an employee or agent who signed on behalf of the buyer, both the seller's and buyer's addresses and names, the legal basis of the exemption being utilized, the buyer's tax registration or
How long is my New Jersey sales tax exemption certificate good for?
There is no explicitly stated expiration date for these certificates, although it is highly recommended that the purchaser requests a new certificate every couple of years.
Can I use a blanket resale exemption certificate in New Jersey?
New Jersey does permit the use of a blanket resale certificate, which means a single certificate on file with the vendor can be re-used for all exempt purchases made from that vendor. A new certificate does not need to be made for each transaction.
Acceptance of uniform sales tax certificates in New Jersey
New Jersey is a member of the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement, an interstate consortium with the goal of making compliance with sales taxes as simple as possible in member states.
Because New Jersey is a member of this agreement, buyers can use the Multistate Tax Commission (MTC) Uniform Sales Tax Certificate when making qualifying sales-tax-exempt purchases from vendors in New Jersey.
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