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FTC Inflation-Adjusted Civil Penalty Amounts for 2022

January 7, 2022

The Federal Trade Commission has adjusted the maximum civil penalty dollar amounts for violations of 16 provisions of law the agency enforces, as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act (FCPIAA) Improvements Act of 2015. This Act directs agencies to inflation-adjust certain penalties annually and makes them effective once they are published in the Federal Register.

Important: The new penalty levels are effective with their publication in the Federal Register, which typically happens within about 3 days

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