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Audit Comprehensive report on the audit of the 2022 federal financial statements - Federal Finance Administration

The federal financial statements closed with an annual loss of CHF 2,396 million. Operating revenue stood at CHF 75,613 million. Operating expenses totalled CHF 78,902 million. In addition, the negative financial result of CHF 623 million weighed on the statement of financial performance. The positive result from financial interests improved the overall result for the year by CHF 1,516 million. Tax revenue amounted to CHF 71,043 million (94.5% of the operating revenue).

Audit number: 22504 / 22758 / 22360

Audit Performance audit - Swissmint

Swissmint produces Swiss coins for circulation. It is a unit of the Federal Finance Administration (FFA). Growth in the number of coins in circulation has been slowing for a few years now, and this trend was accentuated during the COVID-19 pandemic. This has led to falling profits at Swissmint, and in 2020 it experienced its first ever loss, amounting to CHF 10.9 million.

Audit number: 22522

Follow-up audit Implementation of main recommendations with regard to ruling queries - Federal Tax Administration

At the beginning of 2018, the Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) published audit no. 16463, "Management of tax rulings". In its audit report, the SFAO issued the Federal Tax Administration (FTA) and the Federal Department of Finance (FDF) with a total of four recommendations. Recommendation 3 was accorded the highest priority (Priority A). With Priority A recommendations, the SFAO subsequently carries out a systematic follow-up audit. This is aimed at identifying which measures have been taken, and whether and how the recommendation has been implemented.

Audit number: 22513