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Extra charges on debit cards are a burden - The Galveston County Daily News : Letters To Editor

December 21, 2014

Extra charges on debit cards are a burden

Posted: Friday, March 21, 2014 12:00 am

I was at the Galveston County Tax Office this week to register a new boat trailer and I noticed a sign that said there would be a “2.5 percent credit card charge and a $3 convenience charge on debit cards.”

I think we all know that businesses pay a percentage when using credit cards but not when using debit cards, so I am wondering what the justification is for the debit card charge. With a debit card, county officials know instantly if the transaction is approved, there are no bad checks and it costs the county nothing to provide this service.

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