JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It's a price cut online shoppers have been enjoying for years. But the digital savings could be coming to an end. "We pay it in the store anyway. You got to do what you go to do," said Katlyn Knight.
States have been missing out on millions because online retailers are not required to charge a sales tax. But Congress will be voting on two bills that would allow each state to decide if they will charge internet sales taxes.
"The taxes help out. It's going for a good cause," said Jordan Barnes.
"People anticipate paying taxes on anything and everything. So it will just become the norm," said Knight.
According to Forrester Research the average online shopper spends around $1,700 a year. A tax would add about $160 more to that total.
But one Jacksonville mother isn't convinced adding taxes will really help fill any budget shortfalls. "There needs to be a lot more to help our state. Charging more online is not going to change anything," said Knight.
Congress is set to pass both bills by the end of the year. Florida lawmakers tried to pass an online sales tax law last year, but failed.