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 1/24/2022
12 U.S.C. 1829b(j) Relating to Recordkeeping Violations For Funds Transfers $10,000 $23,011
12 U.S.C. 1955 Willful or Grossly Negligent Recordkeeping Violations 10,000 23,011
31 U.S.C. 5318(k)(3)(C) Failure to Terminate Correspondent Relationship with Foreign Bank 10,000 15,565
31 U.S.C. 5321(a)(1) General Civil Penalty Provision for Willful Violations of Bank Secrecy Act Requirements 25,000-100,000 62,689-250,759
31 U.S.C.
5321(a)(5)(B)(i)
Foreign Financial Agency Transaction - Non-Willful Violation of Transaction 10,000 14,489
31 U.S.C.
5321(a)(5)(C)(i)(I)
Foreign Financial Agency Transaction - Willful Violation of Transaction 100,000 144,886
31 U.S.C.
5321(a)(6)(A)
Negligent Violation by Financial Institution or Non-Financial Trade or Business 500 1,253
31 U.S.C.
5321(a)(6)(B)
Pattern of Negligent Activity by Financial Institution or Non-Financial Trade or Business 50,000 97,529
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 1,556,481
31 U.S.C. 5330(e) Civil Penalty for Failure to Register as Money Transmitting Business 5,000 9,250
[81 FR 42505, June 30, 2016, as amended at 82 FR 10439, Feb. 10, 2017; 83 FR 11881, Mar. 19, 2018; 85 FR 9371, Feb. 19, 2020; 86 FR 7349, Jan. 28, 2020; 86 FR 7810, Feb. 2, 2021; 87 FR 3434, Jan. 24, 2022]