DEFERRED (INSTALLMENT) PAYMENT PLANS
If you are interested in a payment plan to pay your individual and/or business debt owed to the State of
New Jersey Division of Taxation please read the guidelines outlined below. You must click on the button
that states you have read the guidelines before you may proceed to the next page to complete the
Deferred Payment Control Request Form.
Payment Plan Guidelines:
• All required tax returns must be filed up to date with the New Jersey Division of Taxation. An account with delinquencies (returns not filed) will be denied a payment plan until the missing returns
• If you owe the Division of Taxation for a Homestead Rebate, Property Tax Reimbursement or
SAVER Rebate and need a payment plan to repay the Division, you must complete the Deferred
Payment Request Form and submit it in per the guidelines and instructions.
• All outstanding tax liabilities must be included in the payment plan.
• The length of a plan may be from 3 to 36 months. For plans of greater than 36 months, you must
contact your assigned caseworker or the Deferred Payment Control Unit at (609) 292-0168 for
approval. Interest will continue to accrue on the unpaid balance over the duration of the plan.
• A debt of $500.00 or less may not be considered for a formal payment plan, unless you must pay
the Division of Taxation a Homestead Rebate, Property Tax Reimbursement or SAVER Rebate
(see the next bullet). Taxpayers should still submit payments to pay off their debt to the NJ Division
of Taxation, Set-Off Program, PO Box 283, Trenton NJ 08695-0283. You may also pay using the
Division’s website: Pay Your Taxes Electronically.
• For tax debt under $5,000.00, you can be approved if your plan is less than 37 months. However, you may receive a Certified Notice and Demand for Payment Letter. If you default (failure to make timely payments or remain current on your NJ filings ) a Certificate of Debt (lien) will be filed against you*. If a Certificate of Debt is filed, you will incur a Cost of Collection Fee
of 10% of the liability.
• For tax debt over $5,000.00, you can be approved if your plan is less than 13 months, however,
you* will receive a Certified Notice and Demand for Payment letter, warning that a Certificate of
Debt will be filed if you default (failure to make timely payments or failure to remain current on your
NJ filings) on the payment plan. If a Certificate of Debt is filed, you will incur a Cost of Collection
Fee of 10% of the liability.
• For tax debt over $5,000.00 and your plan is more than 12 months, a Certificate of Debt will be
filed against you* in the NJ Superior Court and a 10% Cost of Collection Fee will be added to your
• Even if you are on a payment plan, you will still be subject to all set-off programs utilized by the
Division of Taxation until the debt is paid in full. These programs include the set off of any Federal
or State refunds, SAVER and Homestead Rebates and any payments due your business for
services rendered to the State of New Jersey and /or the Federal government.
* By “you” we mean the individual, business entity and/or any responsible persons or partners of the
I have read and understood the preceding guidelines, and accept the terms for a payment plan.