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.
New York City Residents’ Income and Tax Liability Testimony on Expenditure and Reimbursement of
April 14, 2014; Overview & Tables PDF
Federal Funds Related to Superstorm Sandy
Testimony on Expenditure and Reimbursement of
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
New Mayor and City Council: A Big Budget Surplus and
Even Bigger Fiscal Challenges Ahead
Budget Options for New York City
Reestimating the Mayor’s Plan: An Analysis of the 2014
Executive Budget & Financial Plan Through 2017
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