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Swiss Federal Audit Office
The Swiss Federal Audit Office is the supreme audit
institution of the Confederation. It assists parliament
and the Federal Council, is independent and is bound
only by the Constitution and the law. Its mandate is set out in the Federal Audit Office Act.
The SFAO audits the financial conduct of the Federal Administration and of numerous semi-government bodies
and international organisations.
Latest press release
Audit of the supervision over the direct federal tax exemptions
Each year, the Confederation forfeits some of its tax revenue in favour of creating or maintaining jobs. These losses stood at 1.4 billion francs in 2011, compared with 1.7 billion francs in 2010.
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