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Marketplace Fairness Act Passes Senate

Marketplace Fairness Act Passes Senate

You may have to start paying sales tax for your internet purchases in the future.  On a strong bipartisan vote of 69-27, the U.S. Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act.  South Dakota Senator John Thune voted in favor of the act.  He says it is an issue of fairness and levels the playing field for local businesses against internet businesses.  Opponents have argued that it is a tax increase.  Thune disagrees, saying the measure would enforce the collection of a tax already in place that consumers should be paying on their own.  South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson also voted for the measure, which will head to the U.S. House.

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