IFO Releases

July 2020 Economic Update

July 23, 2020 | Revenue & Economic Update

The July edition of our Monthly Economic Update includes links to recent articles and reports that provide insight into state or national economic, demographic and fiscal trends. 

Tags: economic, monthly, news

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COVID-19 Impact on Local Revenues

July 16, 2020 | News Stand & Other

In response to a legislative request, the Independent Fiscal Office examined how the COVID-19 pandemic and mandated business closures could impact local earned income taxes (EIT), property taxes and gaming revenues received by municipalities, counties and school districts for the current year.

Tags: local, revenue

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Pennsylvania Impact Fee and Natural Gas Trends Presentation

July 14, 2020 | Natural Gas

Revenue Analyst Jesse Bushman made a presentation to the Center for Energy Policy and Management at Washington & Jefferson College regarding regional natural gas trends and how they are affecting the state's Impact Fee.

Tags: gas, presentation

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2019 Wage Contracts Summary Table

July 02, 2020 | Wage Contracts

This table provides an up-to-date summary of the recent wage contracts analyzed by the IFO. Additional estimates will be provided after the relevant contract detail has been transmitted to the IFO by the Office of Administration.

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PSEA Wage Contract Analysis

July 02, 2020 | Wage Contracts

This letter provides a fiscal impact analysis of the collective bargaining agreement between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania State  Education Association (PSEA), Non-Tenured Teachers Unit.

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June 2020 Revenue Update

July 01, 2020 | Revenue & Economic Update

The Commonwealth collected $32.28 billion for FY 2019-20, a decline of $2.58 billion (-7.4 percent) from the prior fiscal year. The IFO projects that business closures and mitigation efforts related to the COVID-19 virus resulted in (1) $1.36 billion in lost revenue from reduced economic activity and (2) $1.91 billion that shifts to FY 2020-21 as a result of extended tax due dates. 

Tags: estimates, monthly, revenue

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