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Senate vote expected on online sales tax

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  • Supporters say bill is fair to brick & mortar stores
  • Critics say bill is burden for small businesses
Senate vote expected on online sales tax

Your days of tax-free online shopping may be over soon.

The Senate is expected to pass a bill Monday that would require big online businesses to charge you sales tax.

Supporters say it levels the playing field for brick-and-mortar stores, because otherwise people check out the goods there, then buy them online to avoid the tax.

But opponents say it’s really a tax increase that will hurt small businesses.

MORE from CNNMoney: What an Internet sales tax would cost you

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