New Jersey

Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy
PO Box 45048
Newark, NJ 07101
Phone: 973-504-6520

> Website

Title: Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist or Licensed Massage Therapist
Requirement: 500 hours, MBLEx or NCBTMB or NCCAOM, and liability insurance
Renewal: 20 hours/2 years, current CPR, and current AED
Business courses do not qualify as CE

Regulation Type: 
State License

New Jersey

As ABMP reported, effective Sunday, October 1, 2006, massage, bodywork, and somatic services will be subject to 7% sales tax in New Jersey unless the client has a prescription from a doctor. I recommend that you read this bulletin carefully, then follow up with a trip to the website mentioned to begin the process. If you are employed by someone else, your employer is responsible for collecting the tax. However,

New Jersey

Despite the efforts of ABMP members and massage, bodywork, and somatic therapists throughout the state, the New Jersey Legislature passed a budget bill that increased the state’s sales and use tax from 6% - 7% on July 15,2006, and expands the base sales tax on October 1, 2006. From Assembly Bill 4901, the provision reads: "3. There is imposed and there shall be paid a tax of 7% upon: (9) Massage, bodywork or somatic services, except such services provided pursuant to a doctor's prescription."


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