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Can I Charge My Clients Back for Credit Card Processing Fees?

Objective:

  • Can Credit Card Surcharges be Added to Bills
  • How do I charge my Client's for the LawPay processing fees?
  • Can I change an automatic administrative fee which is dependent on the amount Billed?
  • Can I incorporate the Lawpay credit card processing fees inside a generated Bill?

Environment:

  • Clio Manage

Additional Information:

  • Credit Card Surcharges are not legal in every state. Please refer to this list of statutes and ensure that you're permitted to surcharge your Client.
  • You can only surcharge up to the amount charged by the payment processor. This means that if LawPay charges 1.95%, the maximum allowed surcharge is 1.95%.
  • Credit Card Surcharges are not legal in Canada.
  • If the Client is paying the surcharge by Credit Card, LawPay will charge a surcharge on the surcharge—this means that while you can recover the majority of the fee, it's essentially impossible to recover 100%.
  • For information on how to set up Taxes, please see here.

Answer:

Yes, you can use our Tax function to add other types of surcharges like credit card processing fees to Bills. Please click here to see how to set up Taxes.

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