Tax Memo – NJ Sales Tax Is Changing January 1

Starting January 1, 2018, the Sales and Use Tax rate will decrease from 6.875% to 6.625%.

Please prepare to update your records accordingly. The new tax rates will be:

  • Atlantic City Luxury Tax
    • 12.625% (9% Atlantic City Luxury Tax and 3.625% New Jersey Sales and Use Tax for sales subject to both taxes ‒ other than alcoholic beverages by the drink);
    • 9.625% (3% Atlantic City Luxury Tax and 6.625% New Jersey Sales and Use Tax for alcoholic beverages that are sold by the drink in Atlantic City);
  • Boat and Other Vessels Sales Tax ‒ 3.3125% (50% reduced rate);
  • Cape May County Tourism Tax ‒ 8.625% (6.625% New Jersey Sales and Use Tax and 2% Tourism Tax for Wildwood, Wildwood Crest, and North Wildwood). This rate is in addition to the 1.85% Tourism Assessment and the 3.15% State Occupancy Fee on hotel occupancies;
  • New Jersey Sales and Use Tax ‒ 6.625%;
  • Salem County Sales Tax ‒ 3.3125% (50% reduced rate);
  • Urban Enterprise Zone Sales Tax ‒ 3.3125% (50% reduced rate).

If you have any questions call me on 732-673-0510.

Please reach out to me without hesitation with any tax, business or

accounting question, and to schedule a consultation.

Tax Laws are complex.

It is very easy to make mistakes that can incur penalties.

Do you have a Tax, Accounting or Business Question?

Call Me Immediately. (732) 673-0510.

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“If We Aren’t Working For You, Then You Aren’t Working At Your Best”

Chris Whalen, CPA
(732) 673-0510
79 Oak Hill Road
Red Bank, NJ 07701



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About the Author:

I’m Chris Whalen, CPA. For over twenty-five years I have been the owner and Managing Member of a Certified Public Accounting and Business Advisory firm providing a full range of income tax, accounting and advisory services for individuals and businesses. I am licensed in all states and serve clients throughout the country but extensively in Red Bank, Middletown, Rumson, Colts Neck, Holmdel, Monmouth County and Ocean County.