Online Sales Tax Bill Clears Senate

on Monday, May. 6th

Amazon can say goodbye to one market advantage while the rest of us say hello to a new sales tax (maybe). The Verge reports:

The US Senate has approved a bill that could one day spell the end of sales tax-free online purchases. The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013, which the Senate symbolically supported earlier this year and has now passed by a margin of 69 to 27, will give states the authority to collect sales tax from online storefronts, regardless of whether the sellers have a physical presence in the state.

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