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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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 DirecTV Now currently offers two plans that cost $50 or $70 a month, and the service charges extra for premium networks. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "AT&T loses nearly 1 million TV customers after raising DirecTV prices," 25 July 2019 General admission tickets: Single-day: ($158.95 after service charges; increasing to $166.95 on Aug. 1) Four-day: ($397.42; increasing to $417.42 on Aug. 1) General admission tickets are still available for Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Kori Rumore,, "Lollapalooza 2019: How to buy tickets, get to Grant Park, stay safe and do the festival right," 25 July 2019 The refunds would be issued as credits for customers depending on their current service charges. Emily Deruy, The Mercury News, "San Jose Water Company reaches tentative settlement in over-billing investigation," 24 July 2019 The proposed sewer service charges set annual increases of 1.5 percent for San Vicente Sewer Service Area customers and annual increases of 2.0 percent for Santa Maria Sewer Service Area customers. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Water board considers water, sewer rate hikes," 2 July 2019 The settlement stems from allegations laid out in a report prepared last summer by the Consumer Protection and Enforcement Division that the company failed to pro-rate bills when service charges changed in the middle of a billing cycle. Emily Deruy, The Mercury News, "San Jose Water Company reaches tentative settlement in over-billing investigation," 24 July 2019 Since 2001, sewer service charges for the Santa Maria Sewer Service Area have increased at an average annual rate of 5.2 percent. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "District raises water and sewer rates, despite protests," 18 July 2019

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First Known Use of service charge

1917, in the meaning defined above

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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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