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Congress Eliminates Perk of Online Shopping With Sales Tax

  • Aired: 04/29/2013
  • 08:10
  • Rating: NR
Proposed legislation in Congress could require consumers to pay sales tax for online purchases. Currently, states can only collect taxes from businesses that have a physical presence in their state. Gwen Ifill looks at the stakes and debate with Brian Bieron of eBay and the National Retail Federation's Rachelle Bernstein.
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