The ministry of finance warned 117 times

Since 2016 has the ministry of finance received 117 warnings about the lack of control on a number of different areas of its own watchdog, Skatteministeriets Ko

The ministry of finance warned 117 times

Since 2016 has the ministry of finance received 117 warnings about the lack of control on a number of different areas of its own watchdog, Skatteministeriets Ko

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
11 February 2020 Tuesday 17:00
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The ministry of finance warned 117 times

Since 2016 has the ministry of finance received 117 warnings about the lack of control on a number of different areas of its own watchdog, Skatteministeriets Koncernrevision.

the Danish newspaper Berlingske, who has come in possession of several audit reports.

According to the newspaper pointing to the warnings among other things, the deep holes in the control milliardstore areas such as corporation tax, excise duties, car imports and customs duties.

The 117 warnings are "red" warnings. It is the most serious category and an expression of "a significant weakness" that can get "big consequences" - for example, by lost tax revenue for the treasury.

the Warnings in the reports have not been shared with the Danish Parliament since 2016, although different skatteordførere have asked for them.

the Explanation has been that the Office of the auditor general, responsible for control of state accounts, formally took over the internal audit of the Skatteministeriets area in the beginning of 2016.

the Warnings are, however, so alarming, that the reports should have been shared with the Parliament. It believes Peter Skærbæk, professor of auditing at CBS.

- There is no doubt that the most alarming of the reports, for example, points to the risk of lost tax revenue or the breaking of laws, from the Tax side, is serious and, of course, has relevance for the Danish Parliament, he says to Berlingske.

Following a request from the Berlingske tidende informs the general, rasmussen, Morten Bødskov (S), that the ministry of finance after the winter holidays will share the reports with the Danish Parliament.

He says that the decision not to share the reports before his time as the best known. He has, however, no reason to believe that the former government did not attempt to address the challenges mentioned in the reports.

the Former general, rasmussen Karsten Lauritzen (V) defending the decision not to share the reports with, that it would not have solved any problems.

instead, it was according to him made the practice, that when there was a problem, then it would be presented to the circle of political parties.

in recent years, has the tax been hit by major problems. Among them may be mentioned erroneous ejendomsvurderinger, the refund of the withholding tax and the recovery system EFI.

According to Berlingske has problems collectively cost the treasury tens of billions.

today is the entire tax is slowly being rebuilt. It costs billions of dollars.

Updated: 11.02.2020 17:00
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