FTC Civil Money Penalty Adjustment


On Jan. 11, FTC published inflation-adjusted civil penalty amounts.


  • FTC adjusted maximum civil penalties for violations of provisions of law FTC enforces.
  • Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (28 USC 2461) directs agencies implement annual inflation adjustments based on set formula.
  • Adjusted Penalties
  • Penalty amount increased from $43,280 to $43,792 for violations of FTC Act S 5(l), 5(m)(1)(A) and (B); Clayton Act S 7A(g)(l); Energy Policy, Conservation Act S 525(b).
  • Amount increased from $569 to $576 for violations of Section 10 of the FTC Act.
  • Maximum civil penalty amount has increased from $1,231,690 to $1,246,249 for violations of Section 814(a) of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.
  • Effectiveness
  • New maximum civil penalty amounts will take effect on publication in federal register.
  • Jan 13, 2021 Fed Reg Publication
  • On Jan. 13, 2021, FTC published adjustments in federal register, immediate effect.

Regulators FTC
Entity Types CNSM; Corp
Reference 86 FR 2539, 1/13/2021; PR, 1/11/2021; Citation: 28 USC 2461;
Functions Complaints; Legal; Operations
Countries United States of America
Products Corporate
Regions Am
Rule Type Guidance
Rule Date 1/11/2021
Effective Date 1/13/2021
Rule Id 95219
Linked to N/A
Reg. Last Update 1/13/2021
Report Section AML & Enforcement

Last substantive update on 01/15/2021