What Are the Transaction Fees for PayPal?

When processing online payments using PayPal, there is a transaction fee included. Depending on where you're located and whether the transaction is domestic (same country) or international (different country), different rates apply. The transaction fee is taken out of each payment that is processed before being deposited into your account.
Charging the credit card fee / transaction fee back to your Clients is against some countries' and state laws (also known as a convenience fee, service fee or surcharge).

Find a Specific Transaction Fee

Find all updated transaction fees with these steps:
  1. Go to PayPal’s Legal Hub here
  2. Click on the Select your location dropdown and choose your country
  3. Then click on the PayPal User Agreement / PayPal Account User Agreement link
  4. In the new page, if you can see Fees under About Your Account, click on this
    1. Then click on the fees page link in the page
  5. Otherwise, click on the Selling & Accepting Payments section
    1. Then click on either Transaction Fees or Miscellaneous.

Major Countries

CountryDomestic FeeInternational Fee
Canada2.9% + $0.30
3.7% + $0.30 for USD
3.9% + $0.30 for international (outside of Canada and US)
United States (US)
3.49% + $0.30 for PayPal accounts
2.9% + $0.30 for credit and debit cards
3.7% + $0.30 for CAD
3.9% + $0.30 for international (outside of Canada and US)
Australia2.6% + $0.30See PayPal’s Legal Agreements for details.
Belgium3.4% + €0.35
2.9% + €0.30
2.49% + €0.35
3.4% + €0.35
3.9% + $0.50 SGD
South Africa
3.4% + R0.30
United Kingdom (UK)
2.9% + £0.30
All transaction fees are automatically logged as Expenses in your FreshBooks account. You can also log into your PayPal account to see the fees deducted from your transactions. Note that transaction fees are not refunded if a refund is processed.