Tax Law Services Portfolio Office
July 2011

Statement of assurance

We have completed the internal audit of Tax Law Services Portfolio Office in the Department of Justice. The overall objective of this audit was to provide assurance that the management framework within which the Tax Law Services Portfolio Office operates is effective.

The internal audit was conducted in accordance with the requirements of the Treasury Board Policy on Internal Audit and the Institute of Internal Auditors’ Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. Footnote 1 The audit team assessed the management control framework against criteria derived from the TBS ManagementAccountability Framework, as well as TBS audit guides.

In our professional judgment, sufficient and appropriate audit procedures have been conducted and evidence has been gathered to support the accuracy of the conclusions reached and contained in this report. The conclusions were based on a comparison of the situations, as they existed at the time of the audit, against audit criteria. It should be noted that the conclusions are only applicable to the areas examined.

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