The Senate has passed a measure that would collect billions of dollars worth of sales-tax, from Internet shoppers.
The Marketplace Fairness Act would force Internet retailers to collect and disburse sales tax payments to governments across the country.
In Houston, 3 Brothers Bakery already sends products across the country and is looking to double it's online business.
While 3 Brothers would not meet the million-dollar sales threshold, required to be included in the proposed law, owners say it would be a struggle to keep track of thousands of states, counties and cities.
"I don't even know how I would be able to do that," says Janice Jucker,"I don't even know whether I would have kept my (online) store going, or not. I don't know that I would have been able to manage that."
Current law only allows states to collect sales taxes if retailers have a physical presence in the state. With the senate vote, the measure goes to the house, where stronger opposition is expected