“The fight against tax evasion must be a must for everyone, the tools to fight it are there. The lower use of cash can perhaps help, but it is certainly not with the restrictive measures on cash that the great tax evaders are fighting, as history shows. of the last years”. This is what Mauro Bussoni, secretary general of Confesercenti, asked by Adnkronos, affirms, regarding the debate that arose after Premier Giorgia Meloni’s announcement of “wanting to put his hand to the cash ceiling” which from 1 January 2023 should be lowered to one thousand euros from the current 2 thousand euros and with the bill filed by the League to raise the ceiling to 10 thousand euros. Meanwhile, operations with credit cards and ATMs “have literally exploded in the last two years, thanks to the pandemic: according to our calculations, based on Bank of Italy data, in 2021 the number of transactions in electronic money (cards and ATMs) reached 3 , 8 billion, 52% more than in 2019 “says the secretary general of Confesercenti Mauro Bussoni. “The total transaction amounted to 183.6 billion euros, 35% more than in the last pre-pandemic year. 2022 also started with the accelerator: in the first six months, debit cards alone totaled more than 98 billion euros in 2.1 billion transactions, 20% more than in the same period of 2021 “. “A boom which, however, has considerable costs for merchants. The burden of electronic money, especially on small payments, is in fact very high: – underlines Bussoni – about 772 million euros per year, between commissions and purchases / loan of the device.