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New Internet sales tax in the near future

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HOUSTON (FOX 26) -

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

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