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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 Students Can Enter a Gifted & Talented Program in New York City?
December18, 2014; New York City by the Numbers

Evaluating New York’s Marijuana Taxation and Regulation
Legislation In a Changing National Climate

December 17, 2014; Testimony, 2 pages    PDF

Outreach Efforts to Senior Citizens Regarding the
Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption Program

December 15, 2014; Testimony, 2 pages    PDF

Estimate of the Cost of Legal Counsel in Housing Court and
Potential Homeless Shelter Savings due to Averted Evictions
December 15, 2014; Letter, 9 pages      PDF

Evaluating the Structure and Content of the Mayor’s Management Report
December 10, 2014; Testimony, 2 pages    PDF

How Has the City’s Budget for Public Education Changed Since 2000?
December10, 2014; New York City by the Numbers

Did the Main Reasons Families Were Found Eligible for the City’s Homeless Shelters in 2002-2012 Vary Depending Upon the Type of Housing They Previously Had?
December 2, 2014; New York City by the Numbers

Also Available

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

Reestimating the Mayor’s Plan: An Analysis of the 2015
Executive Budget & Financial Plan Through 2018
May 23, 2014; Executive Budget Analysis, 17 pages      PDF

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