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From 13 January 2018, it will be illegal to charge a hirer extra or a surcharge for using a credit or debit card to pay for a journey.

Surcharges will no longer be permitted on Visa/MasterCard credit or debit transactions.

This change of law is at EU level.

The European Payment Services Directive (PSD2) will make it illegal for any business to charge extra for using a debit or credit card in the EU from 13 January 2018.

Currently, in Ireland, SPSV services can pass on charges that genuinely reflect their costs up to a maximum of 5% as detailed on the Maximum Fares Order. The “costs” mean the amount that the bank charges the driver to process a credit or debit card payment. This will be banned ion 13 January 2018.

This list shows which taximeters can operate with dual programs that will allow you to get your taximeter updated with the 2018 fare now.

Note that for some taximeters there is more than one program/installer and so you should check with your installer that their individual program is LMS approved.

Once the programme is installed, Applus is the authorised verifier of taximeters appointed by LMS for the verification and sealing of the taximeter in the licensed taxi: they are now able to verify meters with the dual programmed 2018 fare. Contact them on 01 413 5951 to book a taximeter verification appointment.

This list will be frequently updated as more programs are approved by LMS.

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