Civil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustment

The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 (the Inflation Adjustment Act), as amended, requires agencies to make regular and consistent inflationary adjustments of civil monetary penalties (CMP) to maintain their deterrent effect. The following are those penalties and applicable authorities identified for inflationary adjustment in accordance with Act.

Statutory
Authority
Penalty
(Name or
Description)
Year
Enacted
Latest year of
adjustment
(via statute or
regulation
Current
Penalty Level
($ Amount or
Range)
Sub-
Agency/
Bureau/
Unit
Location
for Penalty
Update
Details
40 U.S.C.
121 (c) and
31 U.S.C
3809
Program
Fraud Civil
Remedies Act
(PFCRA)
1986 29-Aug-17 $10,781 for
each false,
fictitious, or
fraudulent
statement
N/A 41 CFR Part
105-70,
effective
September
28, 2017
(rule
published
August 29,
2017)
Last Reviewed: 2018-11-15