2015 Reports and Analysis:
- Testimony by Director Matthew Knittel regarding changes to the personal income and sales taxes proposed in the Executive Budget. The information was presented at a public hearing conducted by the Senate Finance Committee (June 2015).
- Testimony by Director Matthew Knittel regarding a proposed severance tax . The information was presented at a public hearing conducted by the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy and Finance Committees (June 2015).
- Letter discussing issues that should be considered when evaluating a potential state-level tax on the transfer of securities (May 2015).
- Analysis of revenue proposals in the 2015-16 Executive Budget (April 2015).
- Letter discussing the effect of Act 1, which uses an index to limit the ability of school districts to increase real property millage rates (April 2015).
- Letter providing estimates for a potential proposal to give homestead owners school property tax rebates equal to the statewide average school property tax paid (March 2015).
- State and Local Taxes: A Comparison Across States (March 2015).
The report examines how Pennsylvania's state and local tax structure compares to other states. It uses data published by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis to make comparisons.
2014 Reports and Analysis:
- Letter updating the IFO's forecast of school property tax collections for FY 2013-14 through FY 2019-20 (December 2014).
- Fiscal Implications of a York County School District Consolidation (December 2014).
The report provides potential consolidation savings and costs for 15 York County school districts and computes the real estate tax millage using various earned income tax rates and administrative savings scenarios.
- Natural Gas Extraction: An Interstate Tax Comparison (March 2014).
The report provides an interstate comparison of the taxes or fees that would be levied on an unconventional gas well, or the gas extracted from such a well, over its lifetime under four production / price scenarios.
2013 Reports and Analysis:
IFO Revenue Estimates:
- FY 2015-16 official estimate and FY 2014-15 estimate revisions (June 2015)
- Updated revenue estimates for FY 2014-15 and FY 2015-16 (May 2015)
- Analysis of revenue proposals in the 2015-16 Executive Budget (April 2015)
- Mid-year update for FY 2014-15
- Five-Year Economic and Budget Outlook (November 2014)
- FY 2014-15 quarterly revenue estimates for the General Fund, Motor LIcense Fund and Lottery Fund (August 2014)
- FY 2014-15 official estimate and FY 2013-14 estimate revisions (June 2014)
- Previously published estimates are available upon request (firstname.lastname@example.org).
IFO Budget Hearing Testimony:
- House and Senate Appropriations Committees (February 2014)