New Jersey Nonprofit Compliance

Required annual filings

This guide covers the required filings to maintain a nonprofit corporation in New Jersey. If you are looking to form nonprofit in New Jersey, please visit our Start Your New Jersey Nonprofit guide. The steps below apply to nonprofits that are both incorporated and foreign qualified in New Jersey. Please note that this is a general list and may not be exhaustive or applicable to all nonprofits.

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1 File IRS Form 990
Agency:Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Instructions: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
2 File New Jersey Corporate Tax Exemption Renewals

Not required



There is no renewal requirement for New Jersey corporate income tax exemption.

More information: New Jersey Department of the Treasury
3 File New Jersey Sales Tax Exemption Renewals

Not required



New Jersey does not have a renewal requirement for sales tax exemption, but organization information most be kept up to date.

More information: New Jersey Department of the Treasury - Division of Taxation
4 File New Jersey Annual Report
Agency:New Jersey Department of the Treasury
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$30 + $3 credit card fee

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Law:

New Jersey Statutes 15A:4-5

Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Penalties: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:

Any authorized representative may file.

5 Renew the Charitable Solicitation Registration

New Jersey Charitable Organization Registration

Agency:New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs - Charities Registration Section
Law:

New Jersey Statutes Ann. § 45:17A-18 et seq.

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required? ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Automatic Exemption

Exemption Eligible Organizations: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Law:

NJ Admin Code 13:48-3.3

Initial Registration

Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$30-$250, depending on gross contributions.

Notes:
  • Note the list of attachments required.
  • The CFO and another authorized officer must sign. Signatured need not be notarized.
  • Some New Jersey counties and municipalities may require charities that solicit in-person to register prior to fundraising.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$30-$250, depending on gross contributions.

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Penalties: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:
  • Note the list of attachments required. Large organizations may need to provide audited financial statements.

Contract Filing

Agency Fee:

$30

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:

There is no form, simply submit the contract and fee.

Financial Reporting

Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$10

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Change of Fiscal Year

Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:

Use the DCA portal and start a renewal registration. You can enter the new fiscal year end month and renew for that year.

6Maintain a New Jersey Registered Agent

Maintain a registered agent that has a street address in New Jersey. The registered agent is responsible for receiving legal documents such as service of process. Appointing a registered agent service is often preferable to listing an officer or director, as their information often changes. Consider using our registered agent service in Marlton , NJ to maintain compliance with the state requirement.


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