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COVID-19 update: AUSTRAC to accept Compliance Report 2019 until 30 June 2020

The global COVID-19 pandemic is impacting all Australians and Australian businesses. AUSTRAC acknowledges that this is an unprecedented and uncertain time for you and your business.

We understand the importance of supporting you during this time, while ensuring that we continue to fight financial crime.

Update on Compliance Report 2019

The Compliance Report 2019 is due to be submitted to AUSTRAC by 31 March 2020. Due to the exceptional circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we recognise that you may be unable to submit your report on time. We will assist you through these circumstances by accepting 2019 compliance reports until 30 June 2020, without risk of compliance action.

We know that some small to medium businesses have been restricted from opening due to COVID 19 social distancing measures announced by the government. For these affected businesses we will not take any compliance action if you are unable to submit your report.

Thank you to those who have already submitted reports.

If you need assistance

If you have questions about the impacts of COVID-19 on your compliance obligations please contact us via the online form. We will continue to provide updates via the website about how we will support reporting entities during the COVID-19 pandemic.