Members of Congress have re-introduced legislation aimed at pressuring online Web sites to charge sales taxes to out-of-state customers, combining three competing bills that were introduced in the previous congressional term.

A bipartisan group of 53 lawmakers in the Senate and House backed the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 last Thursday, which aims to resolve the differences between bills introduced in the Senate and House in the last Congress to allow local brick-and-mortar retailers to compete more effectively against out-of-state internet sellers.

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