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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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Sometimes as a manager, getting the job done isn’t one of your most challenging moments but rather employee behavior. There’s always that one or two employees who are very difficult to handle. They conflict with your coworkers, miss deadlines and

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