Last updated July 29, 2021
54:10A-5.23 Requirements for New Jersey S corporation
a. With respect to each of its shareholders that is not an initial shareholder, a New Jersey S corporation shall satisfy the requirements of either paragraph b. or c. of this section.
b. Deliver a consent to the jurisdictional requirements as set forth in subsection b. of section 3 of P.L.1993, c.173 (C.54:10A-5.22 ).
c. Make payments to the Director of the Division of Taxation on behalf of each nonconsenting shareholder in an amount equal to the shareholder’s pro rata share of S corporation income allocated to this State, as defined pursuant to section 12 of P.L.1993, c.173 (C.54A:5-10), reflected on the corporation’s return for the accounting or privilege period, multiplied by the maximum tax bracket rate provided under N.J.S.54A:2-1 in effect at the end of the accounting or privilege period. The payments shall be made no later than the time for filing of the return for the accounting or privilege period. The director may, by regulation, require that amounts estimated to be equal to the liability expected to be due pursuant to this subsection be withheld from any distribution made to a nonconsenting shareholder.
d. If a shareholder that is not an initial shareholder of a New Jersey S corporation fails to deliver a consent to the jurisdictional requirements set forth in subsection b. of section 3 of P.L.1993, c.173 (C.54:10A-5.22 ), and objects to New Jersey’s jurisdiction to withhold payments pursuant to subsection c. of this section, then this State shall have the right and jurisdiction to collect a tax each year directly from the corporation equal to the pro rata share of the S corporation income allocated to this State, as defined pursuant to section 12 of P.L.1993, c.173 (C.54A:5-10), of the nonconsenting shareholder times the maximum tax bracket rate provided under N.J.S.54A:2-1 for the appropriate accounting or privilege period. In such case, the corporation shall have the right, but not the obligation, to recover payments made by the corporation pursuant to this subsection from each nonconsenting shareholder.