Surcharge

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A surcharge may mean:

  • an extra fee added onto another fee or charge
    • fuel surcharge, sky freight charges which represents additions due to jet fuel prices.
    • bunker adjustment factor, sea freight charges which represents additions due to oil prices.
    • surcharge (payment systems) charged when paying with cheque, credit, charge or debit card
  • an overprint that affects the value of a postage stamp
  • a surcharge (sanction) against a public servant who has abused public funds
  • any loading from above the soil line upon earth being supported by a retaining wall
  • Surtax, extra tax levied upon tax
  • An overload or excessive load on a retaining wall or flow within a sewage system (glossary of engineering)