(CNN/WSYR-TV) -- Your next online purchase could cost you a little more. That’s if a proposed internet sales tax is passed.
The tax would allow 45 states and D.C. to demand that online retailers tax you.
A study from 2009 predicts the tax revenue could be between 12 and $23 billion a year.
Right now, states with a Brick and Mortar store collect taxes from people who live there and buy something online.
But if the sales tax proposal is passed, companies with sales of more than a million dollars would be responsible for collecting on their own.
The bill -- known as the Marketplace Equity Act
-- is being backed by the National Retail Federation. They say it’s to make the playing field even between physical stores and their online competition.
Lots of retailers are not on board with the proposal, including e-Bay. Their CEO emailed millions of its users, urging them to contact congress to fight the bill.