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Start Your Own Business/Business Formation

In New Jersey, there are several steps to take in starting your own business. Among the first things to consider is the legal formation of that business. Will it be a partnership or a corporation; a limited partnership or a limited liability company; a non-profit organization or a sole proprietorship? The structure of your business will determine just what you need to register with the State.

If you are the sole owner/operator of your company, you may use your social security number as identification for federal tax purposes, according to the U. S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Businesses with employees are required to apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the IRS. Whether or not your business will employ others or collect sales taxes, you are required to register the business for “tax and employer” purposes with the New Jersey Division of Revenue.

All businesses, regardless of their structure, must register with the State for the appropriate tax identification numbers, permits or licenses to make sure they are in compliance with the tax laws in New Jersey. This includes sales or use tax, income tax withholding and unemployment insurance taxes.

Location of your business is an important factor in its success. When determining your location, be sure you are in compliance with the local zoning laws and any other regulations specific to the municipality and county in which you are doing business. Certain types of business are required by the State to obtain registrations, licenses or certifications, depending upon their nature.

Unemployed persons seeking to become self-employed or to start their own business in New Jersey can find assistance under the state’s Self-Employment Assistance (SEA) program. This program offers qualified persons technical assistance and counseling in business plan development; weekly compensation in lieu of unemployment benefits; and a waiver of the job seeking requirement as long as the person is actively involved in self-employment activities.

Because there are so many nuances involved with forming a business, you may want to seek the advice of an experienced attorney. To make sure you are in compliance with all the regulations for starting a small business in New Jersey, contact Kearns Rotolo Law attorneys to receive legal advice. Protect your business. Call Kearns Rotolo Law today.

What Our Clients are Saying

The absolute BEST!!! I have a family of attorneys but needed someone local. Victor was recommended to me and words cannot describe how pleased I was with his firm. The outstanding service and attention each member of his staff gave to me surpassed any and all expectations. Victor surrounds himself with a hardworking team that he leads. I felt it was money spent wisely. I will continue to recommend Victor and his associates.

- Stephanie

Mr. Rotolo has helped me numerous times in legal matters and has continued to support and help me through countless hardships. He is dedicated to providing the best service and is a true professional. I will continue to consult with him regarding any legal issues in the future. He is a respectable, hardworking, kind hearted man and I would recommend his legal services to anyone.

- Matthew

I am an attorney and have practiced law for 26 years. I hired Vic to handle a very difficult family matter because I do not handle family law. Vic was extremely competent and obtained a result far beyond my expectations. Without his counsel my son's and family's life would have been changed forever. Thank you Vic for your good lawyering. I very much appreciate the personal attention and time dedicated to this matter. I highly recommend Vic.

- Anthony

We recently had a situation where we needed to hire an attorney. We selected Kearns Rotolo Law and I can honestly say that we were above and beyond satisfied with Vic and his team. We would absolutely recommend this firm to anyone should the need arise. We blindly picked the firm out of the phone book because I liked his ad. Now I believe that God was pointing us in the right direction. Thank you Vic and Kearns Rotolo Law for being there for us in our time of need.

- Kim

Victor's expertise, due diligence, and empathy for his client made my first experience with the law (and last) a non-stressful one. Before the case, I did my research and looked over about 20 lawyers before choosing Victor. All my sources pointed to him as the best and they weren't off even a bit. Victor treated my case like it was his own and kept me up to date with all my appointments, breakthroughs in the case, and guided me step through step in a process that I never thought that I had to come to endure. If Victor's not available Susy will go out of her way to take care you. The productivity and efficiency in that office is second to none. Thank you Victor!

- Michael