Taxes in New Jersey

Each state’s tax code is a multifaceted system with many moving parts, and New Jersey is no exception. The first step towards understanding New Jersey’s tax code is knowing the basics.

How does New Jersey rank?  Below, we have highlighted a number of tax rates, ranks, and measures detailing New Jersey’s income tax, business tax, sales tax, and property tax systems. Click the tabs below to explore!

Top Individual Income Tax Rate

10.750%

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State and Local Individual Income Tax Collections per Capita

$1488

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State and Local Tax Burden

12.2%

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Top Corporate Income Tax Rate

11.5%

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State Business Tax Climate Index Ranking

50

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State Sales Tax Rate

6.625%

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Average Local Sales Tax Rate

0.03%

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Combined State and Average Local Sales Tax Rate

6.63%

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State and Local General Sales Tax Collections per Capita

$1065

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State Gasoline Tax Rate (cents per gallon)

41.40¢

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State Cigarette Tax Rate (dollars per 20-pack)

$2.70

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Property Taxes Paid as a Percentage of Owner-Occupied Housing Value

2.13%

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State and Local Property Tax Collections Per Capita

$3127

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