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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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Tax Tidbits on 1099s

Small Business ExpertForm 1099 is due to independent contractors January 31. Do you send non-US independent contractors one? Peter Soh tells you the scoop.

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Important News for Small BusinessWe are thrilled to announce the winner of the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year award - Linette Ramos de Soto Owner of Breads & Threads Handmade

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Jan. 31= Your Deadline for 1099s

Important News for Small BusinessBy 1/31 you must mail Form 1099s to each independent contractor you paid over $600 to last year. 1099s are special magnetic forms you can't download online, so don't delay requesting them. Get the whole picture and step-by-step details in Idea Cafe's Small Business Tax Center:

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