Collection costs are based on the lawyer’s fees which are established under law. There is a list of fees for the calculation of lawyer’s fees. The amount of the respective fee is based on the amount of the account receivable – the so-called object value. Depending on how demanding the service is, the respective fee is multiplied by a factor between 0.3 and 2.5: This is the fee rate. In addition, a flat rate is charged for expenses. This is 20 percent of the fee total (at maximum, EUR 20) plus sales tax, if applicable.