Reinstate or Revive Your New Jersey Entity

Restore your entity to good standing with the state
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Reinstatement is the process of restoring a delinquent entity back to good standing. Depending on the cause of delinquency, several steps may be required to reinstate your entity.

Reinstatement / Revival for Corporations:

Agency:New Jersey Department of the Treasury
Agency Fee:

$75 for each outstanding annual report + $75 if revoked within the past 2 years or $95 if revoked over 2 years ago + $3 filing fee. Foreign corporations will be required to pay a separate $25.00 fee for the tax clearance certificate directly to the Division of Taxation.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Reinstating a corporation in New Jersey requires filing a reinstatement application with the New Jersey Department of the Treasury and may require payment of penalty fees.

Reinstatement / Revival for Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:New Jersey Department of the Treasury
Agency Fee:

$75 for each outstanding annual report + $75 reinstatement fee + $3 filing fee.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Use the Division of Revenue’s website to determine your New Jersey LLC reinstatement requirements. Search your business by New Jersey entity number and formation date, and determine all reinstatement, annual report, and penalty fees. The LLC will pay all statutory fees, all missed annual report fees, and one current annual report fee. In New Jersey, these taxes and fees add up, rather than the entity being administratively dissolved.

What is the state agency that processes reinstatement?

New Jersey Department of the Treasury

Mailing Address:
Corporate Filing Unit, P.O. Box 252
Trenton, NJ 08646-0252

Phone: 609-292-6748

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What is "Tax Clearance"?

Many states require you to obtain “tax clearance” or “tax good standing” before reinstating your entity. This is written evidence that your entity has cleared all overdue or past taxes with the state’s tax authority, often the Department of Revenue or Department of Taxation. States requiring tax clearance request that the letter or certificate be submitted along with the reinstatement form. Depending on the state, obtaining tax clearance can take weeks or months. If you have not obtained tax clearance, Harbor Compliance can contact your state’s taxation authority and obtain your certificate for you.

Why do I need to reinstate my company?

If your business has been administratively dissolved, or has lost "good standing", you may face state penalties, fines, and other fees for noncompliance. Transacting business with banks, government and licensing agencies, and contractors can be delayed, and at a loss of credibility to your business. Additionally, the owners of the business may be subjected to personal liability. Most states allow you to restore your business to good standing within a certain time, and it is important to take advantage of that window of opportunity. Our corporate filing services can help you reinstate your entity.

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