Sole purpose test: The modern interpretation

National Conference 2021

This important session aims to give you a practical understanding of how this fundamental superannuation law operates as well as an understanding of the regulator’s views on how it applies in an advice context.

At the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Describe the origins of the sole purpose test;
  • Explain how sole purpose questions are assessed in an SMSF context, and;
  • Outline the key outcomes from the ASIC/APRA review of the sole purpose test.

The contents of this resource are taken to be correct at the time of publication.

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