How To Make cc.fees Tax Deductible

January 2023: the current dashboard release has new graphics and some interface changes. Many screenshots still reflect the older release and will be updated shortly.


The cc.fees item needs to be created up front for this and is most easily done by creating a charge in the event, under Test mode, to generate this default system item.


The cc.fees item is system generated. The item number used and the item type must not be altered, including the case sensitivity of the letters used in the item number.

Create cc.fees Item

By default, the Credit Card Fees (cc.fees) item is set up as a For Sale Items type.

To generate the cc.fees item you will need to enable an option under Credit Cards for Fee Handling (Current Auction) section using the Optional or Added modes.


With the Credit Card Settings configured, you will see something similar to the example below of the fees being optionally available for the bidder to pay.


An example from the checkout of a demonstration event for a $100 payment.

Simply check the box, if the Optional mode is being used, to pay the fees and complete the transaction. The cc.fees item will be created at this point.

You can also create the cc.fees item from the administration pages using a Checkout transaction or a Record Purchases transaction with an appropriate Fee Handling mode set.


Once the cc.fees item has be created, in Test Mode, remember to switch back to Live Mode before the beginning of the event.

Make cc.fees Tax Deductible

If you want cc.fees to show as "tax deductible" on statements, you can open the Item Details page for the cc.fees item and set its Taxable value field to -1. In general, this will trigger a For Sale item to be fully tax deductible.


An example taken from a demonstration event.

Reviewed: January 2023