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General Part

Reporting item No. 1 - Findings on the federal annual accounts for FY 2019

When auditing the annual accounts of the federal government for FY 2019, the German SAI did not find any material differences between the figures stated in the accounts and those in the underlying records. 1.55 per cent of the accounting entries were not properly supported by vouchers and receipts. Since the governing conditions have consistently been favourable, the federal budget closed with a structural surplus which will be the last for the time being. From the year 2020, the constitutional debt rule will be put to a severe test.

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