Draft AML/CTF Rules relating to cashing out of low balance superannuation

Austrac has released draft AML/CTF Rules exempting superannuation funds from carrying out the customer identification requirements of the AML/CTF Act on customers where the superannuation account balance is not greater than $1,000, the whole of the interest of the customer in the superannuation fund has been cashed out and the customer's account is closed as soon as practicable after the cashing out.

A public consultation period is open from 20 August 2009 to 3 September 2009.

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