Businesses in New Jersey may be subject to various taxes, such as business taxes, sales taxes, and payroll taxes. However, not all companies in the state need a license. Depending on the type of business you run, you may need to obtain a license or permit from the government. You'll want to find out what type of industry your business falls under and then contact the relevant government agency to determine if your company needs a special license or permit to operate.
In addition to licenses related to professions and occupations, your company may need building or safety permits, environmental licenses, or licenses or registrations required for certain types of businesses, such as child care centers, limousine companies, and telemarketing companies. For local licenses, you may also need to provide proof of identification and proof that you have met all state licensing requirements. This is obtained after you form your LLC and is done in the “registration step” of the NJ LLC filing process. The type of information needed will depend on the type of license you apply for, but you will generally need to provide information such as the full name of the company, the address and contact information of the company, the name of the owner or managers of the company, the purpose of the company and its identification number federal employer's (EIN) or social security number.
This creates the company in the state of New Jersey and reserves the business name under which it operates. However, licensing requirements vary depending on the location of your business. Some cities, such as Camden and Edison, issue licenses depending on the type of business you run, but others may not take this approach. You can find detailed information in the Business Training Registration & section of the DOT website.
Once you have successfully filed the NJ-REG, you will be able to obtain a Certificate of Business Registration (BRC) for public procurement and application for state grants and tax credits. Depending on where you do business and how your company is structured, this alternative business name may technically be known as a false name, fictitious name, alternative name, business name, or DBA (for doing business as). However, in very general terms, trademarks, service marks, and trade names are used to uniquely identify products (products), services, or a company. The registration certificate cannot be used as proof of compliance with the affirmative action requirements and submitted in place of Form AA-302. While there is no general license that every business must have in New Jersey, you may need to apply for a license depending on the type of business you have.