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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

Reporting on Delinquent New York City
Environmental Control Board Fines
October 14, 2014;  Testimony, 2 pages      PDF

Has the Long-Term Increase in Food Stamp Usage Finally Come to an End?
October 8, 2014; New York City by the Numbers

Estimating the Revenue From Instituting a
"Tourist Fare" on the Staten Island Ferry
September 16, 2014;  Letter, 10 pages      PDF

Is There Another Way to Tally City Budget Surpluses?
September 16, 2014; New York City by the Numbers

The City’s 2015-2019 Capital Plan for Public Schools:
How Many New Seats & When Will They Be Ready?

August 26, 2014; New York City by the Numbers

Also Available

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

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

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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