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Surcharges were prohibited by merchant agreements until the big card networks settled a class action lawsuit. As of 2013 anybody can add a surcharge, provided they follow the card network rules. State laws prohibiting surcharges were struck down by the US Supreme Court in 2017.

https://usa.visa.com/dam/VCOM/download/merchants/surcharging...

https://www.mastercard.us/en-us/merchants/get-support/mercha...

https://www.clearent.com/insight/surcharging/






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