Whenever a credit card is used for payment, there is typically a "merchant fee" deducted from the payment amount that gets passed from the credit card company back to the merchant. This means that the merchant does not collect the full price of the items sold when customers use credit cards for their purchases. The Treasurer's Office is mandated by (NRS 361.470, NRS 361.475) to collect the full amount of property tax billed on a parcel. In order to comply with this regulation and allow property taxes to be paid by credit card, the cost of the transaction is added as a service fee, to be paid by the taxpayer, rather than being taken as a merchant fee from the amount paid. The Treasurer's office does not receive any portion of the service fee.