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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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If a tree falls in the forest, does anyone hear it? And if no one engages with your content, does it matter if it’s been published? That question might sting a little, but it still deserves an answer. We’re in the age of content shock, after all

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