Register a Foreign Nonprofit in New Jersey
To register a foreign nonprofit in the State of New Jersey, you must file an Application for Certificate of Authority online with the Department of Treasury’s Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services Website. If you want to file by fax, mail, or in person, you’ll need to complete a Public Records Filing For A New Business Entity. The Application for Certificate of Authority for a New Jersey foreign nonprofit corporation costs $125 to file. Below, we cover the most frequently asked questions about how to file the Application for Certificate of Authority and register a foreign nonprofit in New Jersey. Or, you can simply sign up for our New Jersey Foreign Nonprofit service, and we’ll take care of your registration ourselves!
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How do I register my foreign non-profit corporation in New Jersey?
File an Application for Certificate of Authority online on the Department of Treasury’s Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services website. Or, if you want to file by fax, mail, or in person, you’ll need to complete a Public Records Filing For A New Business Entity.
How much does it cost to register a foreign non-profit in New Jersey?
The filing fee is $125 for foreign nonprofit corporations in New Jersey. You can pay a $15 expedite fee for next day processing, or a $50 expedite fee for same day processing. If you choose to file by fax and want to expedite the filing, include an extra $1 per page. If you file online, you’ll pay a credit card service fee of $3.50.
How long will it take New Jersey to process my foreign qualifications?
Typically, four weeks if you don’t pay the expedite fee. If you pay the expedite fee, the turnaround is no more than a day or two, depending on whether you select same day or next day processing. Online filings, however, are filed in 1 day.
Does New Jersey require a certificate of good standing from my home state?
Yes. When you file a foreign nonprofit corporation in New Jersey, you’ll need to attach a certificate of good standing dated within 30 days of the filing.
Do I need original signatures on any of the forms?
Yes, if you file in person or by mail. On all foreign filings, only the organization’s president, VP, or Chief Executive Officer may sign the form. If you are faxing your form, a copy of the signature will do.
Does my registered agent need to sign any forms?
Do I need a registered agent for my foreign non-profit corporation in New Jersey?
Yes. When you hire Northwest Registered Agent as your New Jersey registered agent, it’s a flat yearly rate of $125, you’ll have an online account that tracks your report due dates, which states you’re registered in, when your yearly service with us is up, and any documents we receive locally for you are uploaded into your account immediately for complete viewing. If or when you get served with a lawsuit, we can email up to four people and your attorney at the same time for real time complete viewing of a lawsuit. You’ll receive annual report reminders. It’s the same price every year, and there are no weird fees or cancellation fees. You’ll also see all the prepopulated forms and specific filing instructions on the thank you page in your online account.
Do foreign non-profits in New Jersey have to file annual reports?
Yes. Annual reports in New Jersey have a mandatory online filing requirement. You will need your Entity Number and New Jersey filing date before you can begin. The rest of the process is pretty easy. The Division needs to know the names and addresses of your officers or members and also the number of issued shares for the corporations. Your New Jersey registered agent and registered office must be listed too. If you make changes to that information, the online form adds $25 to your filing fee.
When is the annual report due?
Annual reports for New Jersey nonprofits and foreign non profits are due on the anniversary of the exact date when you originally filed.
Any additional New Jersey non profit registrations?
You will want to apply for New Jersey tax exemption with the Division of Taxation.
If your NJ nonprofit collects more than $10,000 annually, you will need to register as a New Jersey charity.
File your non-profit corporation here:
New Jersey Division of Revenue
PO Box 308
Trenton, NJ 08646
Application for Certificate of Authority Online Filing