As a result of a legal settlement to resolve claims brought by a group of U.S. merchants, merchants in the U.S. and U.S. territories may add a surcharge to certain credit card transactions, starting January 27, 2013. Merchants who choose to surcharge must follow consumer disclosure and other requirements agreed to as part of the settlement.
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- Am I required to disclose the credit card fee to my customers?
- Can I add a credit card fee to card transactions?
- Can I assess a fee on both credit and debit card purchases?
- Can I pass on the credit card fee if a customer using a debit card presses the “credit button” on a terminal?
- Do I need to notify customers that my business will be passing on the credit card fees?
- How Does It Work?
- How long do I need to wait before I can pass on my credit card fees?
- Hybrid Program Signage
- I am a merchant who intends to pass on my credit card fees. What is the process I need to follow?
- Is there a limit to how much I can pass on to my customers?