31 CFR § 1010.821 - Penalty adjustment and table.

§ 1010.821 Penalty adjustment and table.

(a) Inflation adjustments. In accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, 28 U.S.C. 2461 note, (“FCPIA Act”), as further amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, FinCEN has set forth in paragraph (b) of this section adjusted maximum penalty amounts for each civil monetary penalty provided by law within its jurisdiction that is subject to the FCPIA Act. The adjusted civil monetary penalty amounts replace the amounts published in the statutes authorizing the assessment of penalties.

(b) Maximum civil monetary penalties. The statutory penalty provisions and their adjusted maximum amounts or range of minimum and maximum amounts are set out in Table 1. The last column in the table provides the newly effective maximum penalty amounts or range of minimum and maximum amounts. These maximum penalty amounts do not, however, limit the total amount of a penalty in the case of a penalty that may be imposed for each day a violation continues.

Table 1 of § 1010.821 - Penalty Adjustment Table

U.S. Code citation Civil monetary penalty description Penalties as
last amended
by statute
Maximum penalty amounts or range of minimum and maximum penalty amounts for penalties assessed on or after October 10, 2019
12 U.S.C. 1829b(j) Relating to Recordkeeping Violations For Funds Transfers $10,000 $21,039
12 U.S.C. 1955 Willful or Grossly Negligent Recordkeeping Violations 10,000 21,039
31 U.S.C. 5318(k)(3)(C) Failure to Terminate Correspondent Relationship with Foreign Bank 10,000 14,231
31 U.S.C. 5321(a)(1) General Civil Penalty
Provision for Willful Violations of Bank Secrecy Act Requirements
25,000
−100,000
57,317
−229,269
31 U.S.C. 5321(a)(5)(B)(i) Foreign Financial Agency Transaction - Non-Willful Violation of Transaction 10,000 13,247
31 U.S.C. 5321(a)(5)(C)(i)(I) Foreign Financial Agency Transaction - Willful Violation of Transaction 100,000 132,469
31 U.S.C. 5321(a)(6)(A) Negligent Violation by Financial Institution or Non-Financial Trade or Business 500 1,146
31 U.S.C. 5321(a)(6)(B) Pattern of Negligent Activity by Financial Institution or Non-Financial Trade or Business 50,000 89,170
31 U.S.C. 5321(a)(7) Violation of Certain Due Diligence Requirements, Prohibition on Correspondent Accounts for Shell Banks, and Special Measures 1,000,000 1,423,088
31 U.S.C. 5330(e) Civil Penalty for Failure to Register as Money Transmitting Business 5,000 8,457
[81 FR 42505, June 30, 2016, as amended at 82 FR 10439, Feb. 10, 2017; 83 FR 11881, Mar. 19, 2018; 84 FR 51974, Oct. 1, 2019; 84 FR 53053, Oct. 4, 2019; 84 FR 54495, Oct. 10, 2019]