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How they voted on the Internet sales tax

Updated: 2013-05-07T14:08:08Z

By DAVE HELLING

The Senate voted Monday in favor of a bill requiring most Internet-based companies to collect sales taxes.

The bill applies to companies with more than $1 million in revenue annually. It would require the businesses to collect the taxes owed where the sale is made, not where the company is located.

It requires states to develop software to make this easier.

The vote did not break down along party lines, at least in Kansas and Missouri.

Sens. Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill of Missouri were yes votes. Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas was a no.

The bill’s future in the House is uncertain.

Sen. Jerry Moran did not vote.

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