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If your clients regularly ask if they can pay for your services with a credit card, and if you would like to increase the speed and efficiency of your payment collections, you may be interested in accepting credit card payments in your practice.
In recent years, new services and increased competition have made the option of accepting credit card payments more attractive for small businesses. However, accepting credit card payments isn't right for every practice. Businesses must consider the cost — usually between 2.5 percent and 5.5 percent of sales depending on the number of sales and the size of your transactions — and the administration involved.
Before you make a final decision, review the tips outlined below and talk to your accountant so that you can make the decision that’s best for you and your practice.