WASHINGTON — The Senate is expected to easily pass an online sales tax bill Monday but it may face a larger hurdle in the Republican-controlled House, where many members view it as a new tax.

The Marketplace Fairness Act, S. 743, would require states to collect taxes from Internet retailers who don’t have a physical presence in the state. Currently, most online sales are tax-free, which supporters of the measure claim give them a big advantage over brick-and-mortar businesses.

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