Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., filed a motion to place the Marketplace Fairness Act on the Senate calendar, skipping the committee process. The bill would require Internet retailers to collect sales tax. Critics oppose the bill because, among other things, they say it would place an unfair burden on online businesses, while supporters say it will close a loophole that gives online merchants an unfair advantage over traditional retailers. The Senate could vote on the measure as early as next week.
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