Get reports and publications delivered instantly. Become an IBO Subscriber.

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

Croton Water Filtration Plant: Cost Update
November 26, 2014;  Letter, 14 pages      PDF

Ronnie Lowenstein Reappointed Director of IBO
November 24, 2014; Press Release, 2 pages    PDF

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

The Rising Number of Homeless Families in NYC, 2002–2012: A Look at Why Families Were Granted Shelter, the Housing They Had Lived in & Where They Came From
November 13, 2014;  Fiscal Brief, 17 pages    HTML    PDF

Are New York City’s Part-Time, Low-Income Workers More Reliant
On Medicaid than Similar Workers in Other Parts of the State?

November 6, 2014; New York City by the Numbers

Updating the Estimated Costs of the East 91st Marine Transfer Station
November 5, 2014;  Letter, 7 pages      PDF

Medicaid, Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance & the Uninsured
in New York: Regional Differences in Health Insurance Coverage
October 29, 2014;  Fiscal Brief, 16 pages    HTML    PDF

Estimating the Cost of Expanding the Department for the
Aging's Assigned Counsel Project
October 27, 2014;  Letter, 2 pages      PDF

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

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

Search IBO's Web site