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US Senate approves online sales tax bill


WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- The US Senate approved a bill Monday which could bring an end to tax-free shopping for many online shoppers. 

The Marketplace Fairness Act requires retailers to collect a sales tax on items for the state where they're sending the purchase.

The bill now has to pass the GOP-led House in order to become law.  It may face opposition from lawmakers who view it as a tax increase.

Under current law, online shoppers can make purchases mostly tax-free from E-commerce web sites.   

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