The annual filing requirements for limited liability companies (LLCs) are relatively easy to complete. In fact, there is no fee associated with it. However, some people fail to file because they don’t know what information needs to be included. This article provides step-by-step instructions on registering your LLC in New Jersey and paying the annual fees.
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An annual report is required for almost every business. In fact, there are many different types of annual reports, including financial statements, management discussion & analysis, and others.
There is no charge for filing.
State Business Tax
Most LLCs are passthrough entities. This means that the entity pays no tax. However, there are exceptions if an LLCis incorporated in another state. In those cases, the entity must pay state taxes. But states like New Jersey donut charge any state taxes on LLCs.
State Employer Taxes
These taxes are calculated based on the total wages earned by each employee during the year. If you hire any nonresident employees or foreign nationals, there’s an additional tax.
Registration in the Other States
If you’re planning on selling goods online, it might seem like you’d need to register your business in each state you intend to ship to. But that won’t necessarily be necessary. You don’t actually need to do anything special to operate legally in another jurisdiction. All you need to do is register your business under the laws of that particular state.
That’s because most states require businesses to file certain documents with local government offices. These include things like tax returns, licenses, and permits. So long as you’ve registered your business under the laws in those jurisdictions, you’re good to go.
In some cases, however, filing paperwork isn’t enough. Some states require companies to obtain additional licenses or registrations. For instance, many states require sellers to register as “sellers,” rather than just “merchants.” And some states require sellers to obtain a seller’s permit to sell alcohol.
The bottom line is that no matter what state you’re operating out of, you’ll still need to comply with the laws in that location. If you’re unsure about whether you need to register your business, check with your local government officials. They can tell you exactly what you need to do.
The steps involved in setting up an LLC in New Jersey
An LLC is a hybrid between a corporation and an individual. Like corporations, LLCs are legal entities that can sue and be sued. Unlike corporations, LLCs do not pay corporate taxes; rather, each member pays personal income tax on his/her profits.
LLCs are popular among small businesses because they offer limited liability protection for owners and managers. In addition, members of an LLC can pass it down to heirs without paying gift taxes.
There are three types of LLCs: general, professional, and single-member. General LLCs are typically used for businesses such as restaurants, retail stores, and construction companies. Professional LLCs are often formed by lawyers, accountants, architects, engineers, consultants, doctors, dentists, veterinarians, pharmacists, real estate agents, and many others. Single-member LLCs are commonly used by sole proprietorships like plumbers, electricians, painters, carpenters, mechanics, handymen, landscapers, roofing contractors, etc.
Obtain an EIN
The Internal Revenue Service offers several options for obtaining an Employer Identification Number (EIN). You can obtain an EIN via the Internet, over the phone, or by mail.
There are three ways to apply. First, you can complete the online application. Second, you can call the IRS Toll Free Number. Third, you can submit a paper form.
If you do not already have an EIN, you must use the temporary EIN option. You can obtain a temporary EIN if your tax return filing deadline has passed. If you do not have a current EIN, you can request a temporary EIN. The IRS will issue a Temporary EIN while it processes your application. Once your application is processed, you will receive a letter informing you whether you have been approved for a temporary EIN.
File annual reports
The IRS requires that you file an annual return every year. If you are filing Form 1040EZ, Form 1041, Form 8832, Schedule K-1 or Form 990, you must file it by April 15th.
Follow through with employee obligations
Employee Reporting: Under both state & Federal Law, employers must report newly hired employees within twenty days of being hired. This includes providing information such as name, date of birth, Social Security number, employer identification number, job title, department/location, salary history, prior employment, and criminal background check. If you fail to provide this information, you could face fines up to $5,000 per violation.
Purchase Workers Compensation Insurance: All businesses throughout New Jersey must purchase workers’ compensation insurance. Companies must pay premiums based on the size of their workforce. For example, small businesses pay $0.12 per hour while large businesses pay $1.80 per hour. In addition, businesses must maintain worker’s compensation coverage for each employee working in NJ. Failure to do so can result in penalties of up to $10,000 per employee.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Start a New Jersey LLC?
The state offers a wide range of business assistance programs and tax credits to LLCs and other business entities that meet certain requirements. For example, the BusinessRetention andRelocationAssistanceActoffers tax credits to businesses thatcreateandpreserveNewJerseyjobs that are in danger of being sent out of state, whiletheNewJerseysubsidiesfornewbusinessesprogram provides loans and grants to help grow companies.
A New Jersey LLC gives you many of the same benefits as a corporation without having to deal with the additional paperwork, filing fees, and annual reporting requirements associated with incorporation. In addition, it allows you to take advantage of some of the same tax breaks offered to sole proprietorships, partnerships, and S corporations.
How much is an LLC taxed in NJ?
An LLC can be taxed at a flat rate of 8.625% or it can be taxed as if the owner was a sole proprietor, which would mean that the LLC would pay taxes on its profits and losses as though they were income from a sole proprietorship.
James Rourke is a business and legal writer. He has written extensively on subjects such as contract law, company law, and intellectual property. His work has been featured in publications such as The Times, The Guardian, and Forbes. When he’s not writing, James enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.