How to Change a Business Name in New Jersey

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Businesses in New Jersey can change their names by contacting the state government.
Businesses in New Jersey can change their names by contacting the state government. (Image: new jersey coastline image by Tracy Horning from <a href='http://www.fotolia.com'>Fotolia.com</a>)

Business owners change the name of existing companies for many reasons. You might have decided to take your company in a new direction, expanded your business or created a new partnership. Your business might even have a new location that could warrant a business name change. Whatever the reason, changing a business name in New Jersey involves alerting all the appropriate government offices.

Contact the New Jersey Department of Treasury, Division of Revenue. This department should be among the first to know of your business name change so that processing your business taxes continues to flow smoothly. The cost for filing an alternate business name is $50, and you need to fill out form C-150G.

New Jersey Division of Revenue Corporate Unit 33 West State St., 5th Floor Trenton, NJ 08608 nj.gov/treasury/revenue/altname.htm

Register your new name with the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The form that you need to fill out is NJ-REG-C-L and needs to be submitted to the following address. (The Department of Labor can be contacted through the Department of Treasury, according to the Department of Labor's website.)

State of New Jersey Department of the Treasury Division of Revenue P.O. Box 0252 Trenton, NJ 08646-0252

Tell the county clerk’s office that you originally registered your business with about the name change. The office will tell you what forms you will need to change your business name with the county clerk.

Update the Internal Revenue Service about your business name change, along with the Social Security Administration and any other federal agencies you may have registered your business with. This can be done at IRS.gov and at ssa.gov.

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