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Independent Auditors' Report on U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Fiscal Year 2016 Consolidated Financial Statements

Executive Summary

KPMG, LLC expressed an unmodified (clean) opinion on CBP’s FY 2016 consolidated financial statements.  However, KPMG identified five significant deficiencies in internal control, three of which KPMG considers material weaknesses in the areas of information technology controls and financial systems functionality; financial reporting; and refunds and drawbacks of duties, taxes, and fees. The two other significant deficiencies in internal control are related to entity-level controls and custodial revenue - entry process.  KPMG made 18 recommendations to improve these areas.

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