The purpose of the audit was to assess whether the information presented by the government departments in the public accounts is correct. We also checked whether the departments are complying with the terms of appropriations. The report answers the following questions:
- Are the public accounts in all material respects correct, i.e. prepared in compliance with relevant appropriation acts and the government accounting regulations?
- Has the government in all material respects complied with appropriations and transaction regulations?
The overall Danish public accounts for 2020 are in all material respects correct, and the government has in all material respects complied with relevant terms of the appropriations.
The report also addresses the audit of the financial statements of each individual ministry. These financial statements reflect the areas of responsibility of the individual ministry. Rigsrevisionen has qualified its opinion on section 38 Taxes and duties. With the exception of the impact of a number of uncertainties, unexplained variances and significant errors, however, the financial statements concerning section 38 are in all material respects correct.
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