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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

Letter on an Alternative City Child Care Tax Credit
November 9, 2015; Letter 3 pages    PDF

Deal Makers & Revenue Generators: The Evolution of Build & the Industrial Development Agency's Financing Roles for the City
November 6, 2015; Fiscal Brief, 16 pages    HTML    PDF

Do Some Schools Have a Disproportionate Share of Students Living
In Homeless Shelters or Doubled Up in Another Household?

November 4, 2015; New York City by the Numbers

Albany Shifts the Burden: As the Cost for Sheltering the
Homeless Rises, Federal & City Funds Are Increasingly Tapped
October 15, 2015; Fiscal Brief, 9 pages    HTML    PDF

New York City Public School Indicators:
Demographics, Resources, Outcomes
October 6, 2015; Annual Education Report, 44 pages    PDF

Beyond Meal Status: A New Measure for
Quantifying Poverty Levels in the City's Schools
October 6, 2015; Background Paper, 10 pages    HTML    PDF

Also Available

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

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

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