New Jersey


On March 9, 2022, the New Jersey legislature unanimously passed, and New Jersey Governor Philip D. Murphy signed, Senate Bill No. 1889 (“SB 1889”), which, among other limitations, prohibits entities with certain ties to Russia or Belarus from benefitting from New Jersey state and local economic development incentives, including certain state and local tax incentives. While several other states’ pension funds have moved to divest themselves of Russian financial holdings, SB 1889—which was swiftly introduced…

On September 27, 2018, the New Jersey Senate and General Assembly passed legislation amending certain provisions of the New Jersey Corporation Business Tax (“CBT”) reform bill that was enacted earlier this year (“Technical Amendments”). In July, Governor Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Legislature enacted a $37.4 billion budget package (the “Budget Bill”) that implements sweeping changes to the CBT.  Among these changes are mandatory unitary combined reporting, market-based sourcing, and a new four-year surtax on corporations with over $1 million of allocated taxable net income. The Technical Amendments, which are awaiting Governor Murphy’s signature, make several changes to the Budget Bill.  A summary of the most noteworthy provisions contained in the Budget Bill and Technical Amendments is below.

On February 6, 2017, the Tax Court of New Jersey granted partial summary judgment to the taxpayer in Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Director, Division of Taxation. The court held that the New Jersey Division of Taxation (“Division”) improperly applied the state’s Throw-Out Rule by excluding receipts that were “subject to tax” in the originating state.  The decision clarifies the scope of the Throw-Out Rule’s “subject to tax” language by finding that receipts may be “subject to tax” even when the destination state is precluded from taxing the sale under Public Law 86-272.