Many Businesses Adding COVID-19 Surcharges To Receipts
Keep an eye on your receipts!
Due to the impact that COVID-19 has taken on businesses nationwide, many have opted to implement special surcharges to offset the financial impact.
These fees are designed to help non-essential businesses like restaurants and hair salons recover from forced closures and to offset the cost of additional supplies needed to comply with state guidelines.
Quite often, these surcharges are optional, but they may help ensure the business is able to survive after taking such a heavy hit from this pandemic.
These surcharges appear on itemized receipts under various descriptions such as ‘Covid-19 Surcharge’. As long as they are disclosed on the receipt, they are totally legal. However, these charges are optional in most locations, and you can request to have them removed.
These surcharges don’t just apply to small businesses either. Larger companies like Fedex and UPS have implemented them for high-volume customers as well in order to cover the added expenses, such as hiring and training new employees, during the increased usage of their services.
Have you seen these charges on your receipts? Let us know what you think in the comments.