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The senate has passed a bill allowing states to collect sales taxes for purchases made on the internet.

The Marketplace Fairness Bill is supposed to help traditional retailers and state and local governments.

Under current law, states can only require retailers to collect sales tax if the store has a physical presence in the state.

KWQC asked local business owners what they think of the new legislation.

Amy Trimble, the owner of Watermark Corners said, "Charging a sales tax across the board or making business charge and collect the sales tax would even the playing field to some degree and allow everyone to compete on their pricing and their products."

Joy Murphy, an online retailer, would like to see consistency.

"I think having an internet sales tax is going to be the law of the land but I would much rather see a national sales tax that is the same for every package you ship."

The bill will now go on to the house, where it faces opposition from some lawmakers who consider it a tax increase.