In Washington, D.C., the inauguration is over and a new Congress and Senate are back in session.
In addition to big and frequently discussed issues on their agenda, such as gun control, national security, immigration reform and the ongoing battle over the budget, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators hope to accomplish is the passing of a bill that would better enable states to collect taxes on transactions.
Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi-R, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin-D, and Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander-R, have cosponsored the Marketplace Fairness Act , which would allow states to require online retailers and catalog retailers to collect sales tax on transactions.
Because of the disparity and complexity of the various sales tax...