Report on the Ministry of Taxation’s IT contingency planning

24-09-2021

Report no. 20/2020

The report concerns the Ministry of Taxation’s IT contingency plans for critical business processes.  

The purpose of the study is to assess whether the ministry’s IT contingency planning is satisfactory. The report answers the following questions:   

  • Has the ministry’s planning of information security continuity been established on an adequate basis?
  • Has the Ministry of Taxation ensured the implementation of appropriate IT contingency plans?
  • Has the Ministry of Taxation coordinated IT system contingency planning? 

The Ministry of Taxation’s IT contingency planning for critical business processes is not satisfactory. This entails a risk of system breakdowns and loss of data, potentially leading to the ministry’s inability to collect taxes and duties and repay amounts due to citizens and companies, 

Rigsrevisionen initiated the study in June 2020.

Read the introduction and conclusion (PDF)