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Ayotte fights internet sales tax

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CONCORD, N.H. -

New Hampshire Senator Kelley Ayotte says she's going to fight the Internet sales tax being floated in Washington.

Ayotte heard concerns from Granite State business owners Thursday that the "Main Street Fairness Act" would be the first step toward a broader tax.

The Union Leader reports 75 U.S. senators expressed support for the bill in a recent vote.

New Hampshire is one of only five states that don't have a sales tax. Under the Fairness Act, residents still wouldn't have to pay a sales tax for online purchases, but New Hampshire companies would have to start collecting sales tax from customers who live in other states that have one.

Vermont's Congressman Peter Welch is one of the sponsors of the bill in the House.

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