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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

Correction to Our January 2016 Report on Prevailing Wages
February 9, 2016; Memo and Supplements, 4 pages    PDF

Department of Education Support for Students
Who Are Homeless or in Temporary Housing
February 4, 2016; Testimony, 6 pages    PDF

Analysis of Fire Department Response Data, 2013
February 3, 2016; Chartbook, 23 pages    PDF

Has the Amount of Federal Aid to New York City
Changed Over the Past Five Years?

February 1, 2016; New York City by the Numbers

Estimating the Cost of a Full Tax Exemption for
Housing Development Fund Corporation Coop Buildings
January 27, 2016; Letter and Memo, 10 pages    PDF

New York City's Property Tax System
January 22, 2016; Testimony and Map, 6 pages    PDF

Also Available

The Fiscal Year Ahead: Despite Diminishing Job Growth,
Modest Gains in Tax Revenues, City Budget Remains Positive
December 21, 2015; Fiscal Outlook, 19 pages    PDF

Budget Options for New York City
December 2, 2015; Report, 98 pages   PDF

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

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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