May 6th, 2013
07:12 PM ET

Senate passes Internet sales tax bill

The Senate passed legislation Monday that would allow the 45 states (and the District of Columbia) that charge sales tax to require online retailers to collect taxes on purchases made by their residents.

The bill will now move to the House.

So how would the passage of the "Marketplace Fairness Act" affect your online shopping? A lot depends on where you live.

From California to New York, here's a look at what you can expect:

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  1. 2bit

    Another tax. Not surprised

    May 6, 2013 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Hamsta

    What else did you expect? You didn't know "hope" and "change" means he HOPES he can empty the CHANGE from your pocket?

    May 6, 2013 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Hamsta

    I remember when internet was free, now the communists want to nickel and dime you with fees and taxes in the name of fairness.

    May 6, 2013 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Moving to Fox soon"

    The last of my pocket change last Sunday went into the collection for Vietnam Veterans, at church, following weekly tithe and the weekly childens collection basket. Now somebody wants to pick me clean, because of thier compulsive spending habits that bankrupt our nation. They no doubt have been planning this since the 90's.

    May 6, 2013 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Moving to Fox soon"


    May 6, 2013 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Hamsta

    My dad's lesson on communism and fairness. One Christmas as young siblings, my brothers where fighting over who got what and what was fair. My second oldest brother went so far as to call my dad a communist. My dad responded by taking my youngest brother's firetruck, my second oldest brother's radio and my oldest brother's radio apart. He gave my oldest brother speakers to use as tires and a fire truck seat and stearing wheel for his bike. He gave my second oldest brother bicycle wheels for speakers and a fire truck ladder for an antennae. So my little brother asks him how can you climb an antennae. Dad replied tjat life isn't fair and that the reason communism doesn't work is that you destroy everything trying to make it fair.

    May 6, 2013 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg Wisner

      My dad did sumptin like that 2. He was a jerk.

      May 6, 2013 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      My dad wasn't a jerk, we all thank him for that lesson today. Every parent should teach their child the same thing. As a result none of my family get have illegitimate kids and none of my family gets any form of government assistance. All three of my brothers are happily married with children. I am the lone bachelor with no children and probably will remain that way because I am surrounded by chickenheads with three or four baby daddies who are on food stamps and full of drama.

      May 6, 2013 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg Wisner

      So ur dad breaking all ur toys at christmas helped you keep it in ur pants?

      May 6, 2013 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Timmy

      My dad wasn't a jerk when he did that either. He was just drunk.

      May 6, 2013 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Santa

      Ho ho ho Greg. I'll remember to give you a sense of humor next Christmas.

      May 6, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg Wisner

      Ok santa. And a chickenhead please.

      May 6, 2013 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    When did you acquire brothers hamsta???

    May 6, 2013 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      I have two older brothers and a younger brother chrissy. I am the black sheep, the only one that didn't graduate high school and college. I got my GED and graduated trade school as a master auto mechanic.

      May 6, 2013 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg Wisner

      Black SHEEP. Ok.

      May 6, 2013 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      I am the black sheep because I rebelled due to the way I was treated. I was the only one that never caused any trouble, but I was the scapegoat for the trouble my brothers got into. My two older brothers blamed me for all the trouble they got into because my younger brother was to young and innocent. By the time my younger brother got into high school I was his scapegoat also, but I didn't mind so much taking my little brother's charge because he was cool.

      May 6, 2013 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    @ Greg, guess your dad didnt teach you respect huh??

    May 6, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Anyway @ hamsta, we've had lots of conversations you and me, and i sure dont remember any of that. So i suspect youre being trolled again.

    May 6, 2013 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Hamsta

    The 10:31 post is a troll, the trolls think they are funny. I told you long ago I was a high school dropout. Now you know why. Just to prove I am who I say I am, sorry about valentine's day chrissy.

    May 6, 2013 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Hamsta

    Hey banasy, Ingsoc is at it again. The local sherrif in Palm Beach Florida wants to setup a hotline for neighbors to rat on each other. He said " I.want you to call us if the guy down the street hates government." 1984 is becoming reality.

    May 6, 2013 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Lol ok @ hamsta: no worrys about valentines day. Im just tired of not knowing who the heck im talking too. And not me @ 10:44

    May 6, 2013 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    NOT ME @ 11:01. Jeffrey post under your own name ya jerk! OFF!

    May 6, 2013 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    Not me @ 11:12 but youre gettin better. You remind me of the lump. Figure that out foolio!

    May 6, 2013 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Jeffrey! This is getting tedious. Not me at 11:16. I wish CNN would do something. You jerk! OFF!

    May 6, 2013 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
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