Internet Sales Tax Bill Nears Senate Vote as House Watches for Changes

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The fate of an internet sales tax measure may rest on the Senate's ability to make changes to the bill (S. 743) before passing it and sending it to the House, the sponsor of identical legislation in the House told BNA April 24.
Rep. Steve Womack (R-Ark.) said he hoped some of the criticisms that have slowed the House version of the Marketplace Fairness Act (H.R. 684) could be addressed in the Senate through amendments during floor debate, which continued April 24.
“We need to be patient and see what the Senate does, as it gets to us see what the bill looks like,” Womack said. “Any objections that there might be over here on the House side might be satisfied by some of those amendments. We just simply don't know.”

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