Legislation approved by the Senate earlier this year to require online businesses to collect sales taxes from out-of-state customers could have a unfair impact on businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans and other groups, according to a new study.

The study, from the advocacy group Minority Media Telecommunications Council, focuses on the exemption in the legislation for businesses with less than $1 million in remote sales. The study was backed by the online auction site eBay, which has been a vocal opponent of the Marketplace Fairness Act.

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