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Miami-Dade may force all stores to accept cash

Apr 21, 2021

Stores in Miami-Dade today can choose how they’re paid, whether it’s by cash, credit, debit, digital transfers of funds of any combination of those forms of payment or others. Many have gone cashless as part of a growing shift in recent years that accelerated with Covid-19.

A new item moving through County Hall aims to reverse that trend.

Commissioners last week gave a first OK to a resolution by René Garcia that, if approved May 4, would direct Mayor Daniella Levine Cava’s administration to look at prohibiting retail businesses here from refusing cash payments for goods and services.

By eschewing traditional paper and coin tender, Mr. Garcia said, businesses turn away economically vulnerable residents and less tech-savvy seniors.

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