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Senate delays vote on Internet sales tax until May

Grant Gross | April 29, 2013
The U.S. Senate has delayed a vote on an Internet sales tax until May, after a handful of senators blocked lawmakers from voting on the legislation this week.

The legislation faces an uphill battle in the House of Representatives, where tax-averse Republicans hold the majority.

In recent days, several conservative groups, including the FreedomWorks Foundation, have stepped up lobbying against the bill, saying it would, in essence, mean a tax increase for Internet shoppers. Several tech trade groups also oppose the bill, while retail trade groups, Amazon.com, and the Consumer Electronics Association support the bill.

 

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