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New Jersey offers the following two programs to electronically file state individual income tax returns: NJWebFile and NJE-File. These programs provide a quick and efficient way for taxpayers to meet their tax obligations.

The benefits of the E-File program include:

  • You will know within a few days that your return has been received and whether
    or not it has been accepted or rejected.

  • Your return is less likely to have errors.

  • Your return won't 'get lost'.

  • You can file early and, if you have a balance due, forward your check separately.

You can take advantage of these benefits whether you file the return yourself or have a tax professional file it on your behalf. For additional information, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions about this program.

Filing Your Own Return

The Fed/State Program will provide you with the opportunity to file your income tax returns electronically. You can file the current year's return; you may also file returns from two (2) prior years. You will be able to file your returns whether you are expecting a refund, have a balance due, or no balance at all. The program accepts not only the individual income tax returns (the NJ-1040 and NJ-1040NR), but also accepts the Fiduciary Income Tax returns (the NJ-1041), including most forms and schedules that may be required.

Software companies that offer a New Jersey product must successfully test their product with the Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services. While there are variations within each software package, the typical process for filing your own return electronically would be:

  • Preparing and sending your returns to the software company.

  • The software company forwards the returns to the IRS.

  • The IRS will send a notice back to the software company acknowledging that
    they have received the returns and whether or not they have accepted the
    Federal return. If they accept it, the State return is made available.

  • The State then processes their return and sends a second notice back to the
    software company indicating that they have received the return and whether
    or not they have accepted it.

  • The software company sends both notices to you as they receive them. The returns may not be received at the same time. You may receive the State acknowledgment a day later.

  • If the State return is rejected, you may correct and refile it electronically.

The specifics of each of the above will be explained by the product that you purchase. Questions about the product that you use, or intend to use, should be directed to that company. The New Jersey Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services cannot provide answers to questions regarding the specifics of a particular software product.

Approved E-File Software Vendors

Filing With A Tax Professional

As with any tax matter, you may wish to utilize the services of a tax professional, most of whom now offer electronic filing. The tax professional will prepare your returns and electronically forward them into the Fed/State Program. Any anticipated refunds will be sent directly to you.

You may obtain additional information from the IRS web site - or by stopping at your local IRS office. Correspondence regarding New Jersey's program can be addressed to: State of New Jersey, Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services, e-Gov Services Unit, PO Box 191, Trenton, NJ 08646-0191.

Last Updated: Thursday, 10/06/16

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