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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

New York City Residents’ Income and Tax Liability
April 14, 2014; Overview & Tables      PDF

Testimony on Expenditure and Reimbursement of
Federal Funds Related to Superstorm Sandy
April 9, 2014; Testimony, 8 Pages       PDF

Toward a State of Good Repair?
City Capital Spending on Bridges, 2000-2012
April 2, 2014; Fiscal Brief, 9 Pages    HTML    PDF

New State Budget Hands Mayor a Taxing Decision:
Extend the State Business Tax Cuts to the City? 

April 2, 2014; IBO Weblog Post

Analysis of the Mayor’s Preliminary Budget for
Fiscal Year 2015 and Financial Plan Through 2018
March 26, 2014; Annual Report, 51 Pages     PDF

More Slots for More Hours, But No Summer
Programs Under After-School Plan
March 24, 2014; Focus On: The Preliminary Budget  PDF

Also Available

For the New Mayor and City Council: A Big Budget Surplus and Even Bigger Fiscal Challenges Ahead
December 19, 2013;  IBO Fiscal Outlook, 22 pages    HTML    PDF

Budget Options for New York City
December 4, 2013; Report, 98 pages    PDF

Reestimating the Mayor’s Plan: An Analysis of the 2014 Executive Budget & Financial Plan Through 2017
May 21, 2013;  IBO Fiscal Brief, 10 pages    HTML    PDF

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

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

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