Italian Government Takes Aim At Tax Evasion With Digital Payment Reforms

Italy’s new-look government has tabled a series of measures designed to encourage uptake of non-cash payments, pressure retailers into accepting cards and make it harder for individuals to evade tax.

Following a meeting of the country’s Council of Ministers late on Tuesday evening, the government on Wednesday published a summary of a new decree that introduces several tax-related reforms alongside the state budget for 2020.

The decree is aimed at cutting out financial crime and tax evasion to bolster the country’s finances and prop up the newly formed coalition government’s ambitious spending plans.

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