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Heartland, PCI Compliance, and MNSP - Who and When to Call

 Heartland Payment SystemsHelp Desk telephone number:  (800) 578-7043Information needed when calling:  DBA Name, address, telephone number, and MIDWhen to call:1)  Issues with processing – is the network down or is there another problem?2)  Questions regarding a deposit to...

16 January 2023
Super Fund Tax starting January 1, 2023

 On August 16, 2022, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA), which takes effect on January 1, 2023, and resurrects the Hazardous Substance Superfund Trust Fund better known as “Superfund tax” on oil and petroleum products.Effective January 1, 2023, the Federal...

30 December 2022
Safety Data Sheet Reminder (SDS)

State and Federal law require that ALL gas stations have an SDS for each hazardous substance they use or store at their location and make the sheets available to employees.  Their purpose is to provide information on the hazards of working with a chemical and procedures that...

21 December 2022
Voyager Fraud Warning

Gas stations are being targeted by what is believed to be a criminal ring using counterfeit Voyager cards to make large dollar purchases for fuel, cigarettes, and lottery tickets. These criminals are using the card inside and are convincing store personnel to use a false approval code, provided by...

30 September 2022
MD Gas Tax Increase Effective July 1, 2022

Effective July 1, 2022, there will be a $0.066 per gallon increase in the Maryland gas and diesel taxes.  The new rates are as follows: Gas                  $0.4270Diesel     ...

29 June 2022
Virginia Tax Rate Increase Effective July 1, 2022

Effective July 1, 2022, there will be a tax rate increase.  In addition to the new tax rate, Virginia requires a storage tank fee to be imposed on motor fuels sold and delivered or used.   The new tax rates are as follows:  Rates Effective July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023Gasoline:...

29 June 2022
Combatting Fuel Theft

Higher fuel prices are spurring increased attempts by criminals to steal fuel. Essentially all fraud involving tampering requires access to the equipment, undetected altering of hardware, and knowledge of electronics, no matter what brand of dispenser is involved. Thieves are getting more and more...

29 June 2022
Tax Rate Changes for Maryland & Virginia effective July 1, 2020

The following Motor Fuels Tax changes will become effective as of  July 1, 2020: Maryland      Tax on gasoline will decrease from 36.7 cents per gallon to 36.3 cents per gallon, or $.004 per gallon.Tax on diesel will decrease from 37.45 cents per gallon to 37.05 cents per...

29 June 2020
MasterCard Agrees to EMV Delay

Mastercard will postpone the EMV liability shift for automatic fuel dispensers (AFDs) to April 16, 2021, following the lead of Visa, American Express and Discover to give convenience retailers more time to complete needed upgrades.Additional information may be found here.

01 June 2020
Discover Moves EMV Deadline

Discover announced that they are also delaying the EMV fraud liability shift deadline for chip payments at automated fuel dispensers until April 16, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Additional information may be found here.

01 June 2020

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