The island’s inland revenue service on Friday warned businesses that they must adopt the use of card payment machines or risk hefty fines.

In a statement, it warned that those who fail to follow the rules will be subject to an administrative fine of up to €4,000.

“It is stressed that the businesses included in the orders are obliged to inform consumers about the acceptance of cards and payment instruments of the payment card system in a clear manner that is not open to misinterpretation, and this information must be clearly displayed at the entrance of the shop and at all cash registers,” a statement said.

The tax department suggests that any business owners with questions, complaints or grievances should submit these by e-mail to [email protected]