Some Idaho businesses have gone cashless, raising the question: Is that legal?

Are you paying with cash or card? That’s a question we’ve heard time and time again, but since the COVID-19 outbreak, you might be hearing less of it and instead, businesses might be saying “card only.”

COVID-19 concerns have some businesses transitioning to cashless payment methods.

You brought this to our attention after talking about it on our Facebook page, so we looked into it.

At Michaels, signs are posted urging folks to pay with a card, but workers told KTVB they’d still accept cash.

Overland Lumber said they prefer cashless payments, however they will still accept cash if need be.


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  1. David Morrison
    David Morrison says:

    All United States paper money has on it’s face the message,” This note is legal tender for all debts, public and private.” It is not a state’s choice to permit cashless businesses. Federal Law mandates all entities, government, private businesses and individuals to accept cash! Federal law also says that refusal to accept Federal Reserve notes in payment cancels the debt owed.


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