Pennsylvania Independent Fiscal Office
Independent Fiscal Office
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Independent Fiscal Office

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Recent reports and documents:

  • Response to Actuarial Note Requests.  The IFO responded to requests for actuarial notes for amendments to Senate Bills 1166 and 1168.
  • Using Performance Measures in the State Budget. This report discusses performance-based budgeting and provides a prototype report that could be used for agency budget hearings.
  • Monthly Trends Report for August 2016. Displays General Fund revenues and economic indicators. Prior reports can be viewed by selecting the "Releases" tab.
  • Natural Gas Production Report.  This report for the second quarter of 2016 and the calendar year-to-date uses data collected by the PA Department of Environmental Protection to develop statewide and county-level tabulations of production volume and well counts.

  • Quarterly Revenue Estimates. This report displays the IFO's FY 2016-17 quarterly revenue estimates for the General, Motor License and Lottery funds.

  • Revenue Estimate Performance. This document examines the performance of IFO General Fund revenue estimates for the past four budget cycles.

  • Quarterly Revenue Review. This report compares actual revenues to IFO estimates for the second quarter of 2016 and the 2015-16 fiscal year. Includes the General, Motor License and Lottery funds.
  • Impact Fee Update and 2016 Outlook. This research brief provides an overview of CY 2015 impact fee collections, calculates a corresponding annual average effective tax rate and discusses three scenarios for CY 2016 collections.
  • Official Revenue Estimate: Fiscal Year 2016-17. This report provides the IFO's updated revenue estimate for FY 2015-16 and an official revenue estimate for FY 2016-17. This official estimate supersedes the preliminary revenue estimate released on May 3, 2016.