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Reid files motion to bring online sales tax bill to Senate vote

April 17, 2013 at 3:37 PM
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WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed a motion to move an online sales tax bill directly to the Senate floor, skipping the committee process, a report said.

Reid, D-Nev., filed the motion Tuesday to begin the process of putting the Marketplace Fairness Act on the Senate calendar. The bill could be voted on as early as next week, the Washington newspaper The Hill reported Wednesday.

Last month 75 senators voted in favor of a non-binding resolution amendment expressing support for allowing states to tax online purchases. Under current law states can only collect sales taxes from retailers with a physical presence in that state, the newspaper said.

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