Super Cashback and cunning: what the regulation on anomalous transactions says (updated)

Just under a month to go until the end of the first semester of the State Cashback, the campaign launched by the Italian government to promote the use of digital and traceable payments. At the end of the first semester there will also be the final response on the first Super Cashback .

For the uninitiated, the Super Cashback is the initiative for which the first 100,000 participants to the State Cashback for number of transactions will win the amount of € 1,500 , in addition to the possible and probable maximum reimbursement of € 150 given by ordinary Cashback. Therefore, in recent weeks there has often been talk of crafty , or those participants who, in order to increase the number of transactions, resorted to some little method orthodox. Among these we find having carried out transactions of a negligible amount and repeated at the same exercise in a very short time.

In this context, the first checks seem to have started : in the last hours some users have in fact received a warning on the IO app, the institutional app that manages the State Cashback, which reports checks on transactions obtained with methods not allowed by the initiative, specifying that transactions of a negligible amount and repeated at the same business on the same day, especially if in large numbers , will be canceled from the count only in the event that the regulation has been violated.

In fact, the regulation establishes that the transactions that can contribute to the Super Cashback are exclusively those carried out to purchase goods or services . However, there is no daily or semi-annual limit for the number of transactions, just as no maximum or minimum threshold has been established for the amount of the transaction for this to contribute to the Super Cashback. Furthermore, the regulation has not changed in the last few weeks. Therefore we do not expect reversals to the count for those who have accumulated transactions to purchase goods and services, even if they have resorted to unorthodox methods (but still allowed by the regulation).

For those who will undergo the cancellation of the transactions deemed anomalous, 7 days will be granted to make a sort of appeal, proving that the canceled transaction was carried out for the actual purchase of a good or of a service . The form to present this justification will be provided with the communication of the cancellation. Please let us know if you are among those who have received this notice.

Update 31/05/2021 11:20 am

We have updated the article trying to clarify better what the canceled transactions could be, and clarifying which types of transactions are allowed by the regulation , even if generated with methods “Unorthodox”.