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Vegas retailers unsure about possible online sales tax

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Charles Green owns and operates Mister Greens Genes Nutrition Center, a store which is trying to grow its online business.

"(It's) another vehicle to sell our product, not just to the web, but consumers can get our information there," Green told FOX5.

Selling nutritional supplements and vitamins around the country, Green now worries what a possible new online sales tax bill will do to his business.

"Right now, implementing the tax would burden us a little bit too much," Green said.

But the U.S. Senate has already passed the Market Place Fairness Act, which allows states to collect sales tax from online purchase.

Supporters say it's money that's already owed, which would level the field for all retailers.

But for Green there's still a lot of unanswered logistical questions that Congress still has to work out.

"There's literally hundreds of different tax authorities that after would be getting their piece of that particular pie," Green said.

But Green said charging even a little bit more will definitely drive online sales down for his business.

"We're still nurturing the Internet. We're still trying to get that to be a mainstay vehicle," Green said.

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