Thank you for contacting the Community for support. I'd be happy to offer some insight on your question about the fees for accepting credit card payments.
When you register for a Merchant Services account in QuickBooks Desktop, the processing fees vary a little depending on whether you decide to pay as you go or pay monthly. If your customer chooses to pay an invoice with their card, the fee would be 3.5% + 30¢ (pay as you go), or 3.3% + 30¢ (monthly).
Thank you for you quick response RenjolynC. I understand the PCI charge and the reason. However, as I stated I am a certified ProAdvisor. I checked the benefits section of the PA website and the information is the same "no monthly fee if pay as you go". I had an issue with this fee when the PCI was first implemented. I don't argue with the value but for those of us who aren't using the service within the software we should not be subject to the fee. If this is no longer a benefit to PA's I'll need to discountinue the service since I do very few transactions during the year and all are pay as you go. There are too many alternatives out there now that have no fee regardless.
And I find it typical in this blog and other Intuit blogs (and when I call support for that matter) that no one seems to know what a ProAdvisor is or what our benefits are. Why is that?