Posts Tagged ‘surcharges’

Local Governments Now Allowed to Charge Fees for Accepting Credit and Charge Card Payments

Friday, February 8th, 2013

In a previous post, I detailed how the major credit card companies (Visa and MasterCard) effectively prohibited a local government or public authority from assessing a surcharge on customers who remitted payment of fees, assessments, and sometimes even taxes, by credit card, charge card, or debit card. According to contractual agreements with the credit card […]

Assessing Surcharges on Credit Card Payments

Monday, October 19th, 2009

UPDATE August 2013: For more recent information on this topic, click here. True or False — State law prohibits a local government or public authority from assessing surcharges on customers who remit payment of taxes, assessments, or fees by credit card, charge card, or debit card?