Pos 60 euros, Italy-EU contacts on minimum payments limit

The note from Palazzo Chigi: “Interlocutions in progress with the European Commission”

Contacts between Italy and the EU on the subject of the minimum limit for the use of the POS for payments. The new draft of the 2023 maneuver provides for an increase from 30 to 60 euros of the minimum limit for which merchants will not be subject to penalties in the event of non-use of the Pos.

“It should be noted that on the subject of the thresholds below which commercial establishments are not required to accept payments with payment cards, discussions are underway with the European Commission, the results of which will be taken into account in the continuation of the budget law process “, reads a note from Palazzo Chigi.

“The wicked choice to raise the minimum level of cash with the Pos, which I hope will be changed, is a dramatic setback, a way to help some categories that will have terrible damage on the country’s tax revenue and is an invitation to tax evasion “, says Enrico Letta, secretary of the Democratic Party, in Brussels. “It’s the worst way to do it, a message that will cause heavy damage to the country. We ask the government to go back,” he adds.