The Senate is poised to approve legislation that would give states greater authority to collect sales taxes on goods sold online by out-of-state retailers.

Filibuster-proof majorities have already signaled their support for the bill in a series of procedural votes, and the upper chamber is scheduled to vote on final passage of the Marketplace Fairness Act shortly after 5:30 p.m. 

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Senate passage will be seen as a major victory for retail groups and state governments, who have fought for years for a bill they say will close a long-standing loophole and return as much as $23 billion in lost revenue.

The bill would empower states to collect taxes on purchases made online by consumers in their states from out-of-state retailers. Under current law, states can only collect from companies that are physically located within their borders.

Supporters say that bipartisan Senate approval will give S. 743 momentum in the House. But even though the legislation has the support of several prominent GOP governors, the bill’s path in the Republican-controlled lower chamber remains uncertain.

Opponents, including some well-known conservative groups and the online retailer eBay, have vowed to keep up the fight in the lower chamber, and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob GoodlatteRobert (Bob) William GoodlatteHouse Judiciary Committee subpoenas FBI agent who sent anti-Trump texts Trump tweet may doom House GOP effort on immigration House still plans immigration vote next week despite Trump's tweet MORE (R-Va.), has outlined a host of concerns about the measure.

But Goodlatte and other leading Republican lawmakers, like Budget Chairman Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanLaura Ingraham: George Will is ‘sad and petty’ for urging votes against GOP Seth Rogen: I told Paul Ryan I hate his policies in front of his kids George Will: Vote against GOP in midterms MORE (R-Wis.), have also suggested that the current set-up leaves brick-and-mortar businesses at a disadvantage.

Some senators in states without a sales tax tried blocking progress on the bill, arguing it would burden retailers in their states by forcing them to collect taxes for other state governments. Conservatives opposing the measure say it’s “a job-killing tax hike.”

“It’s incomprehensible that the U.S. Senate is moving to raise taxes on one of the brightest sectors of our struggling economy,” Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenate left in limbo by Trump tweets, House delays The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — Immigration drama grips Washington Senate Gang of Four to meet next week on immigration MORE (R-Texas) wrote in an op-ed Monday. “But tax-hungry politicians view the Internet as yet another source of revenue to bail out their big-spending governments.”

The bill would exempt small businesses that earn less than $1 million annually from out-of-state sales and require states to provide retailers with software to calculate sales taxes based on a buyer’s zip code.

In April, senators voted 63-30 to end debate on the bill. Final passage of the bill will require only a majority.

Reps. Steve WomackStephen (Steve) Allen WomackOn The Money — Sponsored by Prudential — Trump floats tariffs on European cars | Nikki Haley slams UN report on US poverty | Will tax law help GOP? It's a mystery Dem lawmaker: GOP deliberately increased deficits through tax cuts in order to cut social programs House panel approves belated 2019 budget MORE (R-Ark.), Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), Peter WelchPeter Francis WelchOvernight Defense: Defense spending bill amendments target hot-button issues | Space Force already facing hurdles | Senators voice 'deep' concerns at using military lawyers on immigration cases Merkley leads Dem lawmakers to border amid migrant policy outcry Lawmakers have sights on middlemen blamed for rising drug costs MORE (D-Vt.) and John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) have introduced companion legislation in the House, which is expected to go through the committee process.

This story was updated at 2:16 p.m.