What license is required?
Not required if consigning products to NJ wholesaler outside of New Jersey; if personally importing products into New Jersey, a Wholesale license is required
How much does the license cost?
Limited Wholesale License (allows distribution of beer and wine): $1,875 annually; Plenary Wholesale (allows distribution of all products): $8,750 annually
Do I need to have money held in bond?
Yes – corporate tax bond of an amount no greater than 3-times the greatest tax amount on sales during a bi-monthly period in previous 12 months; can never be less than $1,000 or greater than $1,000,000
Is there a representative license?
Yes – Solicitor’s Permit of $25 annually
Do I need to register products first?
Yes – brand owner or authorized agent must register brands being sold in New Jersey
Do I need to Post Prices?
Do I need to file my Distributor Agreements with the state?
Yes – with brand registration
Do I need to file my Territory Assignments with the state?
How can I get samples of products to retailers?
A separate sampling permit is required; then wholesalers may distribute clearly labeled samples through their New Jersey solicitors; records must be maintained
Do I need to be aware of Franchise Rules?
Are there Primary American Source rules on Distributor’s purchases?
Do I need to make sure my beer comes to Rest at the wholesalers warehouse?
Yes – sales to New Jersey retailers must come from the in-state warehouse of a licensed Wholesaler (so if an OOS brewer holds a Wholesale license, they must have a New Jersey warehouse, unless all their sales will go to New Jersey wholesalers); products must remain in the warehouse for at least 24 hours
What’s the state’s Excise Tax?
$0.12 per gallon
As an out of state supplier, am I responsible for paying Excise Taxes?
Yes – excise taxes are paid by first owner of product in New Jersey; if licensed as a Wholesaler, this includes an OOS brewer
Do I need to file a report with the state on what I’ve sold?
Yes – Bi-monthly R-2 Wholesaler Excise Tax Report — includes tax remittance