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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

The Public Assistance Caseload: More Job Training, Fewer
Punitive Actions Under the de Blasio Administration?

February 12, 2015; New York City by the Numbers

Comments on the Governmental Accounting Standards Board
Proposed Statement for Tax Abatement Disclosures

February 5, 2015; Letter, 2 pages    PDF

Updated with an Additional Year of Data: Comparing Student Attrition Rates at Charter Schools and Nearby Traditional Public Schools
January 29, 2015;  Schools Brief    HTML    PDF

How Much Would the City’s Annual Contribution Be Today If Aid for the
Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Capital Projects Had Kept Pace with Inflation?

January 23, 2015; New York City by the Numbers

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

How Many Students Can Enter a Gifted & Talented Program in New York City?
December18, 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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