I just finished reading an article that the Brevard County Tax Collectors office will no longer be accepting VISA cards to pay your tax bills. The decision came on May 4. VISA charges a $2.00 of 2.95% convenience fee (whichever is higher) to it's third party vendors.
The Clerk of Courts office will continue accepting Mastercard, American Express and Discover Credit cards and they will also accept Mastercard debit cards.
Marion, Osceola and Walton county tax collector offices will also no longer be accepting VISA payments.
The burden of these added "swipe" fees to small business is being passed on to the consumer in the way of higher costs of goods. Small business owners are getting fed up with the added fees and calling for credit card reform.
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