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

surcharge

[′sər‚chärj]
(civil engineering)
The load supported above the level of the top of a retaining wall.

surcharge

The vertical load applied at the ground surface or above the level of the bottom of a footing.
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* Alert your processor 30-days before implementing surcharging.
* You must be sure your state allows for surcharging.
Retailers add that surcharging carries extra regulatory burden.
They must notify the card brand that they are surcharging and limit the surcharge to no more than the interchange rate and capped at 4% of the transaction.
Several cities, led by San Francisco and Santa Monica, have banned ATM surcharging, although those bans have been blocked pending court challenge.
Some of the language of these states' surcharging bans focuses exclusively on retailers or business-to-consumer (B2C) transactions, meaning that whether or not a business can surcharge their customers for paying with a credit card could depend more on the business relationship than the customer's address.