How to increase a credit card transaction when adjusting an Auth Only or processing a Force transaction
How much can I increase a credit card transaction when I am adjusting an Auth-Only or processing a Force transaction?
A transaction should be settled for no more than 15% of the original authorization amount. This applies when using the "Force" transaction method, and when using the "Adjust" feature of the Virtual Terminal to finalize an "Auth-Only" transaction. The Virtual Terminal will accept adjustments that are greater than 15%; however, the merchant runs the risk of the funds being held or rejected by the issuing bank or the bankcard association.
If the merchant is assigned one of these Merchant Category Codes, the limit is raised to 20%:
- 5812, "Eating Places and Restaurants"
- 5814, "Fast Food Restaurants"
- 4121, "Taxicabs and Limousines"
- 5813, "Drinking Places (Bars and Taverns)"
- 7230, "Beauty and Barber Shops"
- 7298, "Health and Beauty Spas"
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