Pennsylvania

Independent Fiscal Office

Revenue Estimates

Includes statutorily required revenue estimates released in May or June, November and January each year.

Reports and Analyses

Includes special reports requested by the General Assembly and IFO Research Briefs.

Monthly Trends Reports

Monthly General Fund revenue collections by tax source. Monthly and quarterly economic indicators for the U.S. and Pennsylvania.

Latest Releases

Budget Hearings Packet for Appropriations Committees
February 16, 2018 | Other Documents and Requests

The Independent Fiscal Office submitted material to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees in advance of its scheduled budget hearings on Tuesday, February 20. 

The hearings packet contains a brief background on the Independent Fiscal Office and its responsibilities, along with a list of the reports and analyses published since January 2017. It also provides data regarding the economic and revenue outlook, demographics, pensions, and natural gas.

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ALES Wage Contract Analysis
February 16, 2018 | Other Documents and Requests

Section 604-B(a)(8) of Act 100 of 2016 (Act of July 20, 2016, P.L. 849, No. 100) requires the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) to:

Provide a cost analysis for the current fiscal year and remaining subsequent fiscal years of the impact of each proposed collective bargaining agreement under the jurisdiction of the Governor prior to execution, including the costs to cover public employee wages, benefits, pensions and working conditions that have been reduced in writing under section 701 of the act of July 23, 1970 (P.L. 563, No. 195), known as the Public Employe Relations Act.

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SPECIAL FUND RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS
February 15, 2018 | Research Briefs and Special Reports

In response to a legislative request, the IFO compiled certain data presented in the Governor’s Executive Budget for various years to produce a multi-year history of receipts and disbursements for selected special funds. The letter identifies certain special fund budgeting and reporting issues that should be considered when analyzing the data. The letter also provides computations for a potential budget increase factor based on the annual increases in population and the consumer price index. 

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January 2018
February 01, 2018 | Monthly Trends Reports

The Commonwealth collected $3.1 billion in General Fund revenues for January, an increase of $494.6 million (18.7%) compared to January 2017. Fiscal year-to-date revenues were $17.4 billion, an increase of $1.27 billion (7.9%) from the prior year.

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State and Local Taxes: A Comparison Across States
February 01, 2018 | Research Briefs and Special Reports

This report uses the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Federation of Tax Administrators to facilitate a comparison of state and local tax systems across the fifty states. The report examines (1) the relative state and local tax burden across states, (2) the distribution of state and local taxes across revenue sources (e.g., income, sales and property) and (3) state debt levels.

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