USDA Finalizes EBT Cards Photo Rule

Agency heeds NACS comments to protect access for SNAP beneficiaries NACS Online Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued its final rule for those states who are seeking to require photos on Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards used for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. In its rulemaking, the agency sets implementation requirements for…

Will More Lotteries Go Cashless?

Lottery tickets in many states require payment in cash, but some states are considering changing that to accept credit or debit cards NACS Online In many states, you can pay for your gas, snacks and drinks at a convenience store with a credit or debit card, but you can’t buy lottery tickets. Some states are…

Alert for Michigan Fuel Retailers

  As you are already probably aware, effective January 1st, 2017, the State of Michigan’s tax on fuels will increase: 7.3 cents per gallon on gasoline and 11.3 cents per gallon on diesel fuel, bringing the total Michigan Tax on both products up to 26.3 cents per gallon. Under Michigan law, whenever the tax imposed…

AFPD Ohio End of Year Report

The Ohio General Assembly has recessed for the year and most likely will not return which means January of 2017 a new General Assembly will be seated and we start all over again.  As usual a flurry of bills were passed in a lame duck session (that means they are nearing the end and all…

American Express Extends Emv Deadline

Merchants operating automatic fuel dispensers will have three additional years to upgrade their POS systems By NACS Online American Express will extend the effective date of its EMV fraud liability shift for U.S. fuel merchants by three years to October 2020. The extension will give U.S. fuel merchants increased flexibility in their fight against fraud…