Pos payment 30 euros, the obligation for traders is skipped: the news of the maneuver
New turn of the screw sui digital payments. Not only the introduction of cash cap as far as 5 thousand eurosnow the government is studying yet another abolition: no more obligation to pay via ATM under 30 euros. This means that for amounts up to 30 euros, i traders will no longer have toand, therefore, the obligation to accept credit and debit cards. The measure is contained in the first text of the manoeuvre of 136 articles approved in the Council of Ministers on Monday 21 November, which will still have to be sent to Europe for the final go-ahead.
Digital payments, no more Pos obligation up to 30 euros: what changes
So concretely what changes for consumers? If so far many merchants, especially small merchants, had to resort to various excuses, the most popular network disservices or broken devices, now they will be able to simply say “no” to those who want to pay with digital currency. The rule included in the maneuver provides that the Ministry of Enterprise and Made in Italy decide within 180 days, therefore by June, the exclusion criteria, in order to guarantee the proportionality of the sanction and to ensure the economy of the transactions in relation to their costs.
Pos payment, also stop the sanctions to traders
In the same article there is also a further novelty: in addition to the stop of payments with ATMs, they are suspended also proceedings eh terms for the adoption of sanctions. Therefore, no more obligation and no more sanctions. Although even before this legislative intervention, the complaint of the single user. An element, this, which in fact made extremely rare the mult ever since, it was 2012, the Monti government introduced thePos obligation for traders and professionals. The government Draghi he had established at first that the sanctions they would become operative dal January 1, 2023 and then had anticipated al June 30, 2022. Orto go backand the focus is decisively on cash. Although the distance with the rest of Europe on digital payments is already substantial.
Cash ceiling, with the Meloni maneuver it rises to 5 thousand euros
But not only digital payments. The maneuver focuses on banknotes also thanks to theintervention on cash. The Meloni executive has in fact promoted one new steeringnow ratified in Budget Law: from 1 January the ceiling for cash will rise to 5 thousand euros. The increase, strongly contested by the opposition, was initially included in the aid decree quater then deleted, due to lack of the requirements of necessity and urgency. But the League had assured that the law would come into play. And so it was. The issue of cash is one of the country’s hot spots. According to the 2022 report by The European House-Ambrosetti lItaly is in twenty-ninth place in the world by incidence of cash on the economy and 24th out of 27 European countries in the “Cashless Society Index”.
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