surcharge


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surcharge

1. a charge in addition to the usual payment, tax, etc.
2. an excessive sum charged, esp when unlawful
3. Law the act or an instance of surcharging
4. an overprint that alters the face value of a postage stamp
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surcharge

[′sər‚chärj]
(civil engineering)
The load supported above the level of the top of a retaining wall.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

surcharge

The vertical load applied at the ground surface or above the level of the bottom of a footing.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Under the matrix, the second level of fuel surcharge allows airlines to charge passengers from P45 to P171 for domestic flights, and from P218 to P2,076 for international flights.
"Europcar imposed excessive surcharges on transactions affecting 63,012 customers, and over-charged more than $67,000," ACCC Deputy Chair Mick Keogh said.
Both local and foreign airlines are allowed to collect fuel surcharge rates that are lower than the stated level for the given two-month period if they choose to do so depending on how they want to compete with other carriers.
ISLAMABAD -- In line with a commitment it made with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Wednesday allowed the federal government to re-impose three surcharges on electricity consumers.
Last week while hearing on the petition of Ministry of Energy, Chairman NEPRA Tariq Sadozai reserved the judgment on the continuation of Rs107 billion monthly surcharges on electricity consumers.
The proposal for the increase of the surcharges for work during holidays remains unchanged.
* The amount of the surcharge must not exceed your retail cost of acceptance or 4%.
These surcharges have not been slapped on consumers using units ranging between 200 and 300 per month, he said.
"It is the fuel surcharge mechanisms that are not transparent today.
He contended that the section 31(5) of the act was ultra vires of the Constitution as surcharge was not a tax and said section was added through finance bill.
He was fined PS65 and told to pay a PS20 victim surcharge and PS40 costs.
Fine PS440, Costs PS50, Victim Surcharge PS25, Licence endorsed 6 penalty points (Resulting in disqualification).