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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

Charter Schools Versus Traditional Public Schools:
Comparing the Level of Support in School Year 2014-2015
July 23, 2015; Fiscal Brief, 4 pages    HTML    PDF

From Tax Breaks to Affordable Housing:
Examining the 421-a Tax Exemption for One57
July 15, 2015; Fiscal Brief, 8 pages    HTML    PDF

School Indicators for New York City Charter Schools,
2013-2014 School Year
July 13, 2015; School Report, 24 pages     PDF

Behind the Numbers: Details of IBO's Latest
Economic & Tax Revenue Forecasts
June 18, 2015; Focus On: The Executive Budget, 8 pages    PDF

Mayor Adds $1.3 Billion in Federal Hurricane Sandy Aid to City Budget
June 10, 2015; Focus On: The Executive Budget, 2 pages    PDF

Much of Mayor’s Projected Savings Comes
From Re-estimates of Borrowing Costs
June 9, 2015; Focus On: The Executive Budget, 2 pages    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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