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fixed costs

the costs which are not affected by the size and the output of the enterprises in a business, such as a farm. Called also overhead costs. Includes interest on mortgage, rates, taxes.
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The interest owed over the life of the loan also is a fixed cost.
Considered a fixed cost as Congress appropriates funding for RDTE items at program element level.
Operating expenses on the income statement represent the variable and fixed costs incurred (or allocated) to generate that period's revenues.
An avoidable fixed cost of $4 representing the imputed costs associated with the factory and equipment.
These declining block rates are considered by many as encouraging consumption, while the real reason was to correct a problem of insufficient fixed cost and margin recovery through the customer charge.
On one hand, while there are some fixed costs that are exactly the same in each period, such as lease payments or depreciation expenses, most fixed costs actually do fluctuate albeit within a narrow range.
A brokerage arrangement with a group of producers could impose 540,000 in fixed costs on a company--such as basic relationship management (share of regional vice president fixed costs, travel, home office oversight), share of product wholesaling fixed costs and compliance/risk exposure.
To gain meaningful knowledge from observing the cost behavior in your clinical laboratory, remember the following points: 1) Costs that do not fluctuate with volume are fixed; 2) Costs that do fluctuate with volume are variable; 3) You must account for 100% of your variable costs per test on changing volumes; 4) In certain situations, you can ignore most of your fixed costs per test on changing volumes; however, always factor in a small contribution to fixed costs for the unknown impact of sustained growth or decline; 5) Look out for the costs that look fixed but vary in the long run.
Table I summarizes the fixed cost levels used in each experiment, the starting balance, the number of periods subject pairs made choices from the payoff table, the average choice for subject pairs during that experiment, and the standard deviation of those choices.
Assume further that 60 percent ($60,000) of this budget represents fixed costs and the remaining 40 percent ($40,000) represents variable costs.
Fixed costs are those that remain relatively constant, regardless of sales volume.
Fixed costs will remain constant in total amount whether or not changes occur in the activity level.