2021 TV Bonus: 100 million euros allocated to help 1 million families to purchase a new TV or decoder compatible with the DVBT-2 standard of digital terrestrial
Not long before the transition to the new DVBT-2 digital terrestrial standard, which will bring not only a better quality of vision but also a series of additional services for users. It’s clash though on the roadmap for the switch off. In theory, the transition to the new technology should start, according to the roadmap, on 1 September in Piedmont, Valle d’Aosta, Lombardy, Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Emilia Romagna and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano but could slip with high probability in mid-October.
Switching off the old standard will result in some users having to change their TV or buy a compatible decoder. For this reason, the 2021 TV bonus was introduced in the latest Budget Law approved last December to encourage users to upgrade to the best performing technology.
TV Bonus 2021, how it works
For the 2021 TV bonus, 100 million euros have been allocated for 1 million Italian families to be spent by 2022. Specifically, this is a discount of up to 100 euros for the scrapping of an old TV that is not compatible with the DVBT-2 standard and the purchase of a new device or decoder. The TV 2021 bonus can be requested by everyone, including those over 75 who are exempt from paying the fee, provided that they hold an electronic contract on which the fee is charged or who pay it through the F24 form.
The TV bonus is “recognized only once for the purchase of a single device, subject to the correct recycle of a device that does not comply with the new DVBT-2 standard.
The TV 2021 bonus can also be combined with the previous one, the value of which however drops to 30 euros. For the request, the tax code and a valid identity document must be provided. The seller will directly apply the discount and take care of the correct disposal of the device that does not comply with the new standard for WEEE centers for the disposal of electronic waste.