service charge


Definition of service charge

: a fee charged for a particular service often in addition to a standard or basic fee

called also service fee

Examples of service charge in a Sentence

Tickets are $25 each plus a $3 service charge per ticket.

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Revenues include sewer service charges, recycled water sales, property tax revenues and interest earnings. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "District raises water and sewer rates, despite protests," 18 July 2019 Ireland: Tipping isn't necessary if the restaurant has added a service charge. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "The Right Way to Tip All Over the World," 22 May 2019 The first round of tickets for Rollling Stones Day cost $185 each plus service charges. Melinda Daffin, al, "Rolling Stones Day at Jazz Fest: More tickets will go on sale Wednesday," 26 Mar. 2019 Beverages are not included, and an automatic 20% service charge will be added. Marc Bona,, "Blu, the restaurant sets Rosh Hashanah dinner," 13 Sep. 2019 While there’s a nostalgia factor that attracts a solid base of regulars, introducing a service charge or drastically raising prices to keep up with rising costs is not a viable option, Vega said. Los Angeles Times, "Why it’s harder than ever to run a restaurant in Los Angeles," 15 Aug. 2019 Folk has garnered much attention for eschewing gratuity and instituting a flat service charge in its place. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "2 Detroit chefs make list of black chefs changing food in America," 17 July 2019 Primephonic costs $8 a month and Idagio $10 a month; both services charge more to stream music in high resolution. Ben Sisario, New York Times, "In Streaming Age, Classical Music Gets Lost in the Metadata," 23 June 2019 Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m at and for all of the U.S. tour dates Ticket prices for the SDSU concert range from $25 to $75 each, plus service charges. George Varga,, "Interpol extends world tour with 32 new concert dates," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of service charge

1917, in the meaning defined above

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service charge


English Language Learners Definition of service charge

: an amount of money that is charged for a particular service in addition to a basic fee
British : an amount of money that is paid to the owner of an apartment building for services (such as garbage collection)
British : a charge added to a bill in a restaurant to pay for the work of the waitress or waiter

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