As Online Sales Tax Passes Senate, What's the Word on Main Street?

Amazon's fulfillment center in Phoenix; the company is among those supporting the online sales tax measure Photograph by Joshua Lott/Bloomberg

Last night the U.S. Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would require online sellers with more than $1 million in annual revenue to collect sales tax on transactions across state lines. Are Main Street shop owners hoping the essence of the bill makes it through the House of Representatives and is signed into law?

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