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The Independent Budget Office (IBO) is a publicly funded agency that provides nonpartisan information about New York City's budget to the public and their elected officials.

IBO presents its budgetary reviews, economic forecasts, and policy analyses in the form of reports, testimony, memos, letters, and presentations. IBO also produces guides to understanding the budget and provides online access to key revenue and spending data from past years.

Latest Releases

How Many Rent-Regulated Units Are Rented at
Preferential Rates and Where are They Located?

September 17, 2015; New York City by the Numbers

How Much Do Public School Budgets Vary Across the City’s School Districts and Boroughs?
September 8, 2015; New York City by the Numbers

Has the Distribution of Cultural Development Funds Shifted Over Seven Years?
August 25, 2015; New York City by the Numbers

Does City Spending on Antismoking Efforts Affect Smoking Rates?
August 11, 2015; New York City by the Numbers

Charter Schools Versus Traditional Public Schools:
Comparing the Level of Support in School Year 2014-2015
July 23, 2015; Fiscal Brief, 4 pages    HTML    PDF

From Tax Breaks to Affordable Housing:
Examining the 421-a Tax Exemption for One57
July 15, 2015; Fiscal Brief, 8 pages    HTML    PDF

Also Available

The Big Picture: Re-estimating the Mayor's 2016
Executive Budget and Financial Plan Through 2019
May 15, 2015; Focus On: The Executive Budget Report, 6 pages    HTML    PDF

Analysis of the Mayor's Preliminary Budget for 2016
March 27, 2015; Mandated Report, 57 pages    PDF

A Bright Budget Picture: Jobs Increasing, Tax
Revenues Rising, Budget Gaps Shrinking
December 23, 2014;  IBO Fiscal Outlook, 23 pages   HTML    PDF

Budget Options for New York City
November 20, 2014; Report, 99 pages    PDF

Understanding New York City's Budget: A Guide
June, 2013; Budget Guide, 16 pages

Understanding the Budget: A Guide to the Capital Budget
June, 2013; Budget Guide, 16 pages

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