New Jersey State Tax Return

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New Jersey

New Jersey State Individual Income Tax Provisions

When assessing income tax on a state level, there are three different methods states can use: joint, combined, or some combination of the two. New Jersey uses the joint system which taxes both members of a married coupled together, adding their income into a single amount to be taxed. This is similar to the federal system of taxing a family as a single economic entity.

Civil union partnerships are recognized in New Jersey, meaning those taxpayers in these relationships are taxed the same way married couples are. They may file joint or separate returns.

New Jersey uses the taxpayer's state gross income as a starting point for the tax base, and there are several differences from the federal law.

Exemptions

Certain forms of income are exempt from inclusion in the state gross income as follows:

  • Interest from U.S. Government Bonds
  • Distributions from a qualified state investment fund
  • Capital gains from New Jersey obligations
  • $15,000 ($20,00 married joint, $10,000 married single) in private, public, and civil service pension
  • Military pensions
  • Unemployment compensation
  • Social Security benefits
  • Disability income
  • State lottery winnings under $10,000
  • Medical expenses exceeding 2% of state gross income
  • Withdrawals from qualified state tuition program accounts
  • Alimony payments
  • Conservation contributions

Property tax/rent exemptions can't be claimed if a tax credit for the rent/payment is claimed. Coverdell education savings account earnings and non 401(l) employee contributions to retirement plans are taxed.

Deductions

There is no standard state deduction in New Jersey, and itemized deductions are not taken by taxpayers.

2017 New Jersey Tax Rates

If taxable income more than - but not over - the tax is:
$0 $20,000 1.4% of the amount over $0
$20,000 $35,000 $280 plus 1.75% of the amount over $20,000
$35,000 $40,000 $542.50 plus 3.5% of the amount over $35,000
$40,000 $75,000 $717.50 plus 5.525% of the amount over $40,000
$75,000 $500,000 $2,651.25 plus 6.37% of the amount over $75,000
$500,000 - $29,723.75 plus 8.97% of the amount over $500,000
If taxable income more than - but not over - the tax is:
$0 $20,000 1.4% of the amount over $0
$20,000 $50,000 $280 plus 1.75% of the amount over $20,000
$50,000 $70,000 $805 plus 2.45% of the amount over $50,000
$70,000 $80,000 $1,295 plus 3.5% of the amount over $70,000
$80,000 $150,000 $1,645 plus 5.525% of the amount over $80,000
$150,000 $500,000 $5,512.50 plus 6.37% of the amount over $150,000
$500,000 - $27,807.50 plus 8.97% of the amount over $500,000
If taxable income more than - but not over - the tax is:
$0 $20,000 1.4% of the amount over $0
$20,000 $35,000 $280 plus 1.75% of the amount over $20,000
$35,000 $40,000 $542.50 plus 3.5% of the amount over $35,000
$40,000 $75,000 $717.50 plus 5.525% of the amount over $40,000
$75,000 $500,000 $2,651.25 plus 6.37% of the amount over $75,000
$500,000 - $29,723.75 plus 8.97% of the amount over $500,000
If taxable income more than - but not over - the tax is:
$0 $20,000 1.4% of the amount over $0
$20,000 $50,000 $280 plus 1.75% of the amount over $20,000
$50,000 $70,000 $805 plus 2.45% of the amount over $50,000
$70,000 $80,000 $1,295 plus 3.5% of the amount over $70,000
$80,000 $150,000 $1,645 plus 5.525% of the amount over $80,000
$150,000 $500,000 $5,512.50 plus 6.37% of the amount over $150,000
$500,000 - $27,807.50 plus 8.97% of the amount over $500,000

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