Senators bring back online sales tax bill

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Senators bring back online sales tax bill A bipartisan group of senators is taking another crack at online sales tax legislation. Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) rolled out the Marketplace Fairness Act on Tuesday, which would give states more power to collect sales taxes from businesses that don’t have a physical location within their borders. The Senate passed a substantially similar version of the Marketplace Fairness Act in May 2013, by a wide bipartisan margin. But top Republicans in the House opposed the measure, and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) made sure it never came up for a vote – much to the chagrin of the retail groups that support the proposal. The Hill

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