Partnerships can be filed with ease using the tutorials found within this webpage. Filing can be overwhelming at first glance, though you will find that the online system that the Division of Revenue has supplied is quite easy to maneuver. Alternatively, you may register through the mail by completing the Business Registration Application and mailing it to the address specified in each respective tutorial. A filing fee must also be included with your registration (fees stated below). Online filers may pay by credit card or e-check, and those filing through the mail must provide a check or money order made out to the Treasurer, State of New Jersey.
- Domestic Limited Partnership– $125
- Domestic Limited Liability Partnership– $125
- Foreign Limited Partnership– $125
- Foreign Limited Liability Partnership– $125
- General Partnership– $0
Before you begin the registration process, we recommend that you perform a preliminary check of the Department of State’s database to ensure that your entity name is available for use. This process can be accomplished by performing a Business Entity Search. Filers may also reserve a name for up to 120 days prior to registering by filing the Application for Name Reservation.
How to File a Domestic LP or LLP (Online)
Step 1- Start by accessing this website and select the type of entity you would like to form followed by entering a desired name for your business. Click Continue to proceed.
Step 2- The following page will ask applicants to choose a business designator. Select one of the options from the drop-down menu and click Continue.
Step 3- Optionally you may enter your EIN or NAICS code in the first two entry fields. Below that, provide the intended duration of business followed by the effective date or formation. Click Continue once entered.
Step 4- Here you will need to specify a business purpose for your company. You may submit this manually in the entry field, or use a pre-existing file on your computer by clicking Upload. Once a purpose has been given, click Continue.
Step 5- An address for your office must be stated on the following page. Once supplied, click Continue.
Step 6- Registered agent details will be required on the following page. Click the Enter a Registered Agent/Office link.
Step 7- Provide the agent’s information into the entry fields, then click Continue.
Step 8- Click the Add New General Partner link and supply at least once general partner’s information. If you would like to add more, repeat this process to a maximum of 10 times. When you are ready to move forward, click Continue.
Step 9a (LPs Only)- On this page you must set forth the aggregate amount of cash and provide a brief description of the value of other properties contributed by partners. Below that you will see a few questions regarding partnership rights. Select your response for each by choosing either Yes or No. Lastly, there are two statements that must be made. The first asks you to define the contribution rights of remaining general partners in the event that a general partner withdraws. Secondly, define when and upon what events occurring will the limited partnership dissolve. Add additional provisions by clicking Add New Provisions. Once everything has been provided, click Continue.
Step 9b (LLPs only)- To add provisions to your LLP, click the Add New Provision link and describe the provisions in the entry fields. Click Continue to proceed.
Step 10a (LPs Only)- A virtual signature can be given by clicking the small box beside the link Click here for signature for the above name. Click Continue to proceed.
Step 10b (LLPs Only)- A virtual signature can be given by clicking the Add New Signer link and supplying the name and title of the individual signing. Once entered, click Save. Repeat this process to add up to 10 signees. Finalize your signature(s) by checking the small box beside each of the names previously submitted. Click Continue to proceed.
Step 11- The following page will allow you to review all the details we have covered so far. Click the arrows on the right corresponding to the information you would like to view. To move forward, click Continue.
Step 12- Additional documents may be included by choosing one or both of the options at the top of the page. Just below that you will see an area where your contact information must be submitted. At the bottom, a brief summary of the fee you will be required to pay to complete your registration will be displayed. When you are ready to move forward, click Continue.
Step 13- Select a payment method by choosing one of the options from the drop-down menu followed by clicking Next. Your customer information must then be submitted. Enter your name, company name, address, and email in the entry fields provided. Click Next to proceed.
Step 14- To finalize payment for your application, provide your credit card or e-check information into the entry fields followed by clicking Next.
Step 15- After your application has been accepted, you must then register your tax and employer information with the Division of Revenue. This must take place no more than 60 days after the formation of your entity and can be accomplished online.
How to File a Foreign LP or LLP (Online)
Step 1- Begin by navigating to this website and select an entity type from the drop-down menu followed by entering your desired business name into the entry field. Click Continue to proceed.
Step 2- Choose a business designator by selecting one of the available options and click Continue.
Step 3- This page will ask you to submit your business information. Optionally you may enter your EIN or NAICS code into the first two entry fields. Below that, specify the effective date your company was initially organized, state of formation, and date or formation in New Jersey. Click Continue to move forward.
Step 4- Supply a business purpose into the entry field provided, or use a pre-existing document from your computer by clicking Upload. Once a purpose has been given, click Continue.
Step 5- The following page asks applicants to state their main business address. Once entered, click Continue.
Step 6- A registered agent will be required in order to complete your application. Click on the link titled Enter a Registered Agent/Office.
Step 7- You will be taken to a page like the one shown below. Here you may supply the registered agent information. Finish by clicking Continue.
Step 8 (LPs Only)- To add general partners, click the Add New General Partners link. Submit the information into the entry fields and click Save.
Step 9 (LPs Only)- On the following page you must set forth the aggregate amount of cash and a description of the value of other properties contributed by partners. More provisions may be added by clicking the Add New Provision link. Click Continue to proceed.
Step 10a (LPs Only)- A virtual signature may be given by checking the box beside the Click here for signature for the above name link. To proceed, click Continue.
Step 10b (LLPs Only)- LLPs must provide an individual to sign for this document. To submit a signature, click the Add New Signer link and state the name and title of the individual signing. Once entered, check the box beside each name you chose to add (total of 10 people may sign). Click Continue to proceed.
Step 11- To review all the information you have given so far, click on the arrows on the right to expand the subject you would like to review. Once you are ready to move forward, click Continue.
Step 12- The top of the next page will grant you the ability to add additional documents to your filing. Next, enter your contact information into the entry fields. At the bottom of the page you will see a brief summary of the filing fee required in order for your registration to be complete. When you are ready to move forward, click Continue.
Step 13- Select a method of payment by choosing one of the options from the drop-down menu and click Next. A page will be displayed where you must submit your contact information. Once entered, click Next to proceed.
Step 14- To finalize your payment, provide your credit card or e-check information into the entry fields. When you are ready to accept payment, click Next.
Step 15- Once your application has been accepted, you must then register your tax and employer information with the Division of Revenue. This process can be accomplished online and must be done no later than 60 days after the formation of your business.
How to File a Domestic or Foreign LP/LLP/GP (Mail)
For those who wish to file though the mail, navigate to our tutorial here and follow the instructions provided.
How to File a General Partnership (Online)
Step 1- General partnerships will just need to register an entity name with the county clerk in the area where the business is to be located.
Step 2- All businesses will be required to register for tax and employer purposes once an entity has been filed. This process can be completed online and must be done within 60 days of the formation of your business.
EIN– Once your filing has been completed and correspondence has been received from the Department of State, you will need to apply for an Employer Identification Number. This unique method of identification is similar to that of a Social Security Number, representing your business to the IRS for legal purposes. With this number you will be able to hire employees, apply for loans and bank accounts, and perform a number of other transactions necessary for standard business operation. To review our tutorial on obtaining an EIN, click on the link at the title of this paragraph. Applying can be done both Online or through the mail with the PDF Form SS-4.
Partnership Agreement– Drafting a partnership agreement when registering a new entity can prove quite useful when implemented correctly. This document serves as a binding contract between members of your entity, allowing you to define the roles and responsibilities of those involved. If in the off chance that a situation arises between individuals in your partnership, referencing this document can be a quick way of dissolution. Take a moment to review our free agreement template linked in the heading of this paragraph, available in both MS Word and PDF formats.
Renewal– An annual report must be made on the last day of the month in which your entity was formed, regardless of entity type. This process can be accomplished by navigating to this website and following the instructions provided. A filing fee of $50 will be required in order to complete the renewal process (payable by credit card). Those looking to change their registered agent information may do so at this time as well, though an additional $25 will be required.