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Section 339.001 of the Texas Finance Code regulates the imposition of surcharges on a credit card. Subsection (a) states the following:

(a) In a sale of goods or services, a seller may not impose a surcharge on a buyer who uses a credit card for an extension of credit instead of cash, a check, or a similar means of payment.

Note that subsection (b) exempts certain governmental agencies. And subsection (c) grants exclusive jurisdiction to the Consumer Credit Commissioner, whose office accepts complaints regarding credit card surcharges. The Texas Attorney General also publishes this brief brochure that discusses surcharges for credit card payments [PDF].

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