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An package is prepared for shipment by a United Parcel Service driver in Palo Alto, Calif. The U.S. Senate has approved a bill to allow states to levy a sales tax on Internet sales.

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Senate passes bill letting states tax online sales

The Senate sided with traditional retailers and financially strapped state and local governments Monday by passing a bill that would widely subject online shopping — for many a largely tax-free frontier — to state sales taxes.


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