fixed charge

an expense that cannot be modified.
a periodic obligation, as taxes, interest on bonds, etc.
fixed charges, such charges as depreciation, rent, interest, etc., arising out of the maintenance of fixed assets.

1890–95, Americanism Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
fixed charge
1.  an invariable expense usually at regular intervals, such as rent
2.  a legal charge on specific assets or property, as of a company

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Example sentences
The monthly fixed charge or meter charge is based on the size of the meter.
The fixed charge is the price that all customers pay, regardless of how much
  water they use.
Flat rate: fixed charge that does not vary, regardless of plan size.
It is based on a test year using an annual fixed charge methodology.
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