Credit Card Authorization Form
Credit Card Authorization Form
This form creates an authorization by Client to allow you to automatically draft from any credit card. Outlines responsibilities and penalties as well.
A credit card authorization form is a document, signed by a cardholder, giving a merchant or other entity permission to charge a specified amount to that card. A recurring credit card authorization form gives permission to charge a card monthly or on some other regular schedule.
While it’s best practice to have an online payment system to store payment information for you - this may not always be the case. Here is a list of situations a CC authorization form will help you
- In-person sales meeting to run payments
- Back-up payment option if others fail
- Payment plans
- Back up for chargebacks
- and more!
A key example:
You get a client onto a payment plan (think weddings) to auto their payments. But their original form of payment keeps declining. If you have this signed and on file, you can legally go in and run on the CC auth designated card to make sure you get paid!
Do I need one of these if using Square or PayPal?
Even using these systems has a degree of risk for chargebacks as mentioned above.
Especially if manually entering a transaction into a system like these as these are typically at higher risk since you're unable to inspect security features or examine credit card signatures in person for manual entry. The use of a credit card authorization form can help to reduce this risk and avoid any potential disputes or chargebacks.
Average cost for lawyer drafting: $450
This authorization saves you an average of $371
Template in .doc for easy copy-paste
Highlighted guides and notes for easy fill-in-the-blank customization
Access to TLT KNOWLEDGE BASE - explanations of key contractual provisions so you understand and can explain to your clients
#1 Download instantly via email
#2 Back-up to your digital file system for use in future
#3 Fill-in-the-blank and edit based on guides in the contract
#4 Copy/paste into any online contract signing system or CRM for use!
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Can I edit the contracts?
Yes! They come as .doc files so you can fill-in-the-blank, remove or add what you need. We provide options and headings to easily allow for editing.
Can I use these contracts if not in the US?
TheLawTog®’s contract forms are drafted on general American law-based contract principles and are applicable to many states. Due to variations in law based on location and business policies, the contracts are editable and easily adaptable. If you are a photographer outside the US, the policies may be implemented for your business, but U.S. Federal Copyright laws and other legal theories may not apply. For example, in the United States, unless otherwise contracted, the photographer retains copyright ownership of images. However, in other countries, the law may give the copyright ownership to the client and necessitate a provision for transfer.
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