A bipartisan group of 10 senators introduced legislation Wednesday that would give states the option to collect the sales taxes they are owed under current law from out-of-state businesses, rather than rely on consumers to pay those taxes to the states.

The bill, known as the Marketplace Fairness Act, would give states the option to collect sales and use tax revenues from out-of-state sellers through a new, simplified tax system. Among the senators sponsoring the bill are Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Mike Enzi, R-Wyo.

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