By issuing its Memo No. 168/2010, INPS has specified that the new mechanism for collecting on its receivables – set forth by article 30 of Decree Law No. 78/2010 and in force since 1 January 2011 – does not eliminate the amicable notice which continues to be used by the Institute to request payment of amounts in arrears. Indeed, INPS will only draft and notify the debtor of the debit notice only if the debtor fails to pay within the stated term (generally 30 days). The debit notice is fully enforceable upon issue.
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