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Greg Danz, owner of the Zandbroz Variety store in Fargo, says passage of a federal law that would require online retailers to collect sales taxes is long overdue. Dave Olson/The Forum

Online sales tax bill gains momentum

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FARGO -- The U.S. Senate is poised for a final vote Monday on a bill that would give states the authority to force online retailers to collect sales taxes on goods shipped to places like North Dakota and Minnesota.

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The House will eventually vote on the bill, too, and unlike past attempts there is growing consensus a law will be enacted this time around.

“It’s about damn time,” said Greg Danz, owner of Zandbroz Variety store in downtown Fargo.

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