E-FILE INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX RETURNS
New Jersey offers the following two programs to electronically file state individual income tax returns: NJ Web File and NJ E-File. These programs provide a quick and efficient way for taxpayers to meet their tax obligations.
The benefits of the E-File program include:
- You will know within a few days that your return has been received and whether
or not it has been accepted or rejected.
Filing Your Own Return
The Fed/State Program will provide you with the opportunity to file your own income tax returns electronically. You will only be able to file the current year's return; you will not be able to file a return from a prior year. You will be able to file your returns whether you are expecting a refund, have a balance due, or no balance at all. The program accepts not only the individual income tax return, the NJ-1040, but also most forms and schedules that may be required.
Software companies that offer a New Jersey product must successfully test their product with the Division of Revenue. While there are variations within each software package, the typical process for filing your own return electronically would be:
- Preparing and sending your returns to the software company.
they have received the returns and whether or not they have accepted the
Federal return. If they accept it, the State return is made available to that state.
software company indicating that they have received the return and whether
or not they have accepted it.
not receive them at the same time. You may receive the State acknowledgment
a day later.
Filing With A Tax Professional
As with any tax matter, you may wish to utilize the services of a tax professional. Most of them now offer electronic filing. The tax professional will prepare your returns and electronically forward them into the Fed/State Program. Any anticipated refunds will be sent to you.
You may obtain additional information from the IRS web site - or by stopping at your local IRS office. Correspondence regarding New Jersey's program can be addressed to the Branch at: New Jersey Division of Revenue, ELF Unit, PO Box 191, Trenton, NJ 08646-0191.
Last Updated: Wednesday, 03/18/15