Before January 1, 2017, the Sales Tax rate was 7%. Per P.L. 2016, c. 57, the New Jersey Sales and Use Tax rate was reduced in phases between 2017 and 2018:
For taxable sales on and after January 1, 2018, sellers must collect and remit Sales Tax at the rate of 6.625% except under specific circumstances provided for by law. Sales Tax is levied on:
The Division of Taxation has updated Sales Tax Collection Schedule (Form ST-75) 37 kb, which is effective January 1, 2018. Form ST-75 rounds the amount of taxes owed to the nearest full cent. All tax calculations should be rounded accordingly. (See, “How to Calculate the Sales Tax.”) The tax rate (6.625%) is not rounded when calculating taxes owed.
Sales Made Before January 1, 2018, but Delivered On or After January 1, 2018.
Sales Made Before January 1, 2017; Delivery on and After January 1, 2017:
If the tangible personal property or specified digital products are sold and delivered or services are rendered before January 1, 2017, the seller must collect tax at the rate of 7%. If the tangible personal property, specified digital products, or services are sold before January 1, 2017, but the tangible personal property or specified digital products are delivered, or the services rendered on or after January 1, 2017, but before January 1, 2018, the seller must collect tax at the rate of 6.875%.