If you plan on forming an LLC in New Jersey, you should know what the cost of doing business is. To create an LLC in NJ, you need to file a “Certificate of Formation” with the NJ Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services. The associated filing fee for the Certificate of Formation is $125. Each year your LLC in NJ is active and doing business; you will need to file an “Annual Report.” The filing fee for the Annual Report is $75. If you fail to file the annual report and pay the associated fee, your LLC won’t be in good standing.
Some businesses choose to do business under a name other than the name on their Certificate of Formation. If you want to do business under an alternate name/tradename, you must file a Form C-150G. This can be done online or by regular mail. The cost of this application is $50. Once submitted, you will be able to legally use the alternate name for marketing, finances, and other business purposes.
In sum, to form an LLC in NJ, the costs are as follows:
(a) Certificate of Formation – $125;
(b) Annual Report – $75; and
(c) Alternate name — $50 (optional).