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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

Uniformly Overbudget: Tracing Police Overtime Spending &
Staffing Since 1996
May 21, 2015; Focus On: The Executive Budget Report, 2 pages   PDF

Capital Spending & Neighborhood Rezoning:
More Than $1.6 Billion for New Infrastructure Funds
May 20, 2015; Focus On: The Executive Budget Report, 2 pages    PDF

Did the Change in 421-a Tax Exemption Rules Alter the
Geography of Where Buildings Receiving the Benefit Rise?

May 20, 2015; New York City By the Numbers

Further Increases to Homeless Rental Assistance,
But Additional Funds for Shelter Still Necessary
May 19, 2015; Focus On: The Executive Budget Report, 3 pages    PDF

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

Mental Health Services in New York City Jails
May 12, 2015;  Testimony, 2 pages     PDF

Looking Back at the Brad H. Settlement: Has the City Met Its Obligations to Provide Mental Health & Discharge Services in the Jails?
May 11, 2015;  Fiscal Brief, 15 pages    HTML    PDF

Estimating the Cost to Inspect Nail Salons, Beauty Salons,
Barber Shops, and Other Personal Care Facilities
April 30, 2015; Letter, 3 pages    PDF

Also Available

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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