Senate May Vote on Online Sales Tax

Wal-Mart and Amazon back measure to let states collect taxes on sales by retailers with no physical presence.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he is “looking at” scheduling a bill that would let states collect taxes on out-of-state sellers as the next issue on lawmakers’ agenda after pending gun legislation.

Reid, who controls the flow of legislation to the U.S. Senate’s floor, indicated in a brief interview yesterday in Washington that he hadn’t made a decision yet. A vote on the sales tax measure could come as early as next week, said a Senate Democratic aide who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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