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Audits COVID-19: Third interim report 31 July 2020 - Federal measures

On 19 June 2020, the Federal Council announced the end of the "exceptional situation" as defined in the Epidemics Act, returning Switzerland to a "special situation". Where necessary, the emergency ordinances issued in connection with the COVID-19 crisis will be transferred into federal law. As a result, it will be possible to provide support "to the extent necessary to combat the COVID-19 epidemic".

Audit number: 20529b

Audit Comprehensive report on the audit of the 2019 federal financial statements - Federal Finance Administration

The annual surplus in the 2019 federal financial statements was CHF 5,953 million, comprised of operating revenue of CHF 73,094 million and operating expenses of CHF 69,072 million. The negative financial result was CHF 746 million and the financial interest result was CHF 2,677 million. Tax revenue accounted for CHF 69,892 million, or 96%, of total operating revenue. Transfer expenses accounted for CHF 54,941 million, or 80%, of total operating expenses, while own operating expenses represented CHF 14,004 million, or 20%. The remaining CHF 128 million was attributable to the net expense for special financing.

Audit number: 20132

Audit Economic sustainability of tax relief within the framework of regional policy - State Secretariat for Economic Affairs

Within the framework of regional policy, the Confederation supports strengthening competitiveness and increasing value added in structurally disadvantaged regions. One of the instruments for this purpose is the granting of direct federal tax relief to industrial companies or production-related service companies. This supports projects that create new jobs or maintain and realign existing jobs.

Audit number: 19437