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Federal Tax Identification Launches New Live Chat Feature

Taxes are a complex process for both individuals and businesses. Each registered business entity is given a unique, nine digit tax number for identification, called an EIN or FIEN. Federal Tax Identification provides businesses an easy way to file for an EIN number online. The site has now integrated a live chat feature that allows clients to instantly get help with the ss-4 form.

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Merging Companies: How to Make Sure Your Business is Protected

Not all business owners are bold enough to go through mergers and acquisitions. The ones who do say that more stability and more profits are the major benefits. If you are interested in a merger, know that failure is a major theme. Understand the ful

Getting to Grips with Business Finances is Key to Long-term Success

Anyone who’s heard the phrase “cash is king” understands that when the cash runs out, the game is over. Cashflow in a business setting is equally important too. Your business can have all the stated revenues in the world, but if it’s tied up

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