New York City’s current property tax system is notoriously opaque, unfair, and regressive. For the past four decades, rather than dealing with its structural flaws, New York State has layered on a patchwork of exemptions and abatements to lower tax rates for various owners.
In accordance with the Identifying information Law, Local Law 245 of 2017, a report regarding, among other items, the collection, retention, and disclosure of identifying information by the agency and “human services”
contractors or subcontractors.
The agency's 2020 Agency Report detailing the identifying information that agency collects and the processes and procedures that the agency uses to protect identifying information from being improperly disseminated,
This report provides a comparative analysis of the overall financial activities of 90 union‑administered welfare and annuity funds that in 2016 received approximately $1.24 billion in City contributions for the benefit of active and retired City employees.
This report provides a comparative analysis of the overall financial activities of 92 union‑administered welfare and annuity funds that in 2019 received approximately $1.45 billion in City contributions for the benefit of active and retired City employees.
The objective of the audit was to determine whether JCDecaux accurately reported its advertising revenue to the City and remitted timely payments, both monetary and in non-monetary “alternative compensation,” due to the City as stipulated in the agreement.
Audit of the Department of Small Business Services (DSBS) to determine whether DSBD issued Customized Training Program (CTP) awards to eligible businesses and whether businesses were reimbursed for allowable costs in accordance with CTP Guidelines, CTP agreements and Comptroller's Directive #1.
The Bronx County Public Administrator (BCPA) did not comply with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requirements for collecting and validating vendors’ tax information and IRS requirements for reporting income that it disbursed from the suspense account to several employees.
Audit of NYC Emergency Management to determine whether NYCEM is in compliance with Local Law 30 which requires that city agencies providing direct or emergency services to the public create a language access implementation plan and to ensure meaningful language access to their services.
Audit of Port Imperial Ferry Corporation to Determine whether PIFC properly reported all revenue, made accurate and timely payments and complied with other major requirements of lease agreement to operate and manage the West Midtown Ferry Terminal and to provide commuter ferry services at Pier 79
An Audit of the Department of Buildings to determine whether DOB is in compliance with Local Law 30 which requires that City agencies providing direct or emergency services to the public creating a language access implementation plan and ensure meaningful language access to their services.
Audit of the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs to determine whether DCA is in compliance with Local Law 30, which requires that City Agencies providing direct or emergency services to the public create a language access implementation plan and to ensure meaningful language access to their services.
According to Section 3005 of the Rules of the City of New York (RCNY), DOB Elevator Unit is responsible for performing inspections on Amusement Devices. This is an audit to determine whether DOB has proper controls over these inspections.
This audit was conducted to determine whether the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is effectively monitoring mobile food vendors’ compliance with applicable sanitary laws and regulations.
The audit found that DHS lacks adequate controls over critical aspects of its investigations to determine the eligibility of families with children for temporary housing assistance. Specifically, DHS did not ensure that its personnel complied with agency policy, guidelines and procedures, and with S
Audit of HPD to determine whether HPD's selected contractors meet Procurement Policy Board requirements and HPD's criteria for prequalification and whether Open Market Orders are awarded in accordance with HPD's established criteria.
Audit of DCAS development and implementation of the Archibus system to determine whether the system meets its overall goals and whether it has adequate functions to ensure that the information process is reliable and secure from unauthorized access.
Audit of the Queens Economic Development Corporation to determine whether the QEDC maintaine dadequate controls over its fiscal operations complied with internal policies and procedures, bylaws and applicable city and state rules and regulations and expended city funds in accordance with contracts.
The New York City Department of Probation (DOP) is responsible for supervising adults and juveniles who are placed on probation by judges in the Supreme, Criminal, and Family Courts. This audit was commenced to determine whether DOP appropriately approved, authorized, and paid overtime in compliance
The Department of Finance (DOF) is responsible for administering the Senior Citizen Homeowners’ Exemption (SCHE) Program which provides a partial property tax exemption for senior citizens who own one, two, or three family homes, condominiums, or cooperative apartments in New York City (the City).
he New York City (the City) Department of Finance (DOF) is responsible for administering the City’s tax and revenue laws. For Fiscal Year 2018, it reported collecting approximately $39 billion in revenue and valued more than one million properties worth a total market value of more than $1 trillion
The objective of this audit was to determine whether the City’s Department of Finance (DOF) has controls in place to ensure that: (1) DOF can readily identify all Service Providers subject to the law’s requirement to collect the 911 surcharge...
This audit found that EDC did not disclose over $224 million in expenditures as ferry-related in its audited financial statements and that EDC understated the City’s subsidy for the ferry operations by $2.08, $2.10, $3.98 and $4.29 for Fiscal Years 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021, respectively.
The NYPD has made efforts to civilianize a number of positions within various units in the agency, those efforts have not been systematic and have been delayed when compared to the NYPD’s own timetables.
Audit of the Office of the Public Advocate (PAO) to determine whether the PAO maintains adequate financial controls over purchasing practices for Other Than Personal Service (OTPS) expenditures as required by the city's Procurement Policy Board rules and the Comptroller's Directives
The Queens County Public Administrator (QCPA) did not consistently comply with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requirements for collecting and validating vendors’ tax information and IRS requirements for reporting income that it disbursed to several employees.
This analysis uses data derived from the Census Bureau to pinpoint the communities where disparities in internet access may reduce self-response rates to the Census and potentially result in an undercount.
Office of the New York City Comptroller’s (Comptroller’s Office) Claims Report for fiscal year (FY) 2018, covering July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. This report examines claims filed against and on behalf of the City of New York, outlining trends by claim type.
City of New York’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for Fiscal Year 2019. This report shows that The City of New York (City) completed its Fiscal Year with a General Fund surplus, as determined by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
The Department of Correction (DOC) is on the Comptroller’s Agency Watch List for the second consecutive
year. First announced in 2018, the Agency Watch List spotlights city agencies that raise the most budgetary
concerns due to rapidly increased spending and meager measurable results.
Report draws from a wide range of data to offer a comprehensive review of the money that the criminal justice system takes from people accused or convicted of crimes. Analysis of this data reveals the harsh collateral consequences of failing to pay at each stage of criminal justice involvement.
This Final Letter Report concerns the New York City Comptroller’s audit of the New York County District Attorney’s Office’s (DANY’s) provision of translation services. The objective of this audit was to determine whether DANY is providing translation services.
The auditors recommend that DOHMH ensure that all public school cafeteria inspection results are readily available on its website for the required number of years so that parents and guardians may be informed of the conditions found in the kitchens and cafeterias of the schools that their children..
Debt for the City has grown from $39.55 billion in FY 2000 to $91.56 billion in FY 2019, an increase of 132 percent. Over the same period, New York City personal income grew by 117 percent and New York City local tax revenues by 174 percent.
Follow up audit of the Business Integrity Commision to determine whether BIC implemented the nine recommendations made in the prior audit report entitled Audit Report of the Business Integrity Comission's Billing and Collection of Licensing and Registration fees (audit no. FK16-090A).
Report analyzes NYC Department of Social Services’ data from July 2013 through June 2018 and assesses existing policies and services to better understand the dynamics within the shelter system, the scope of domestic violence as a driver of housing instability, and identify potential gaps in fundi
This Letter Report concerns the New York City Comptroller’s audit of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (DOHMH’s) compliance with Local Law 25, which governs the translation of websites of New York City agencies.
A summary of the findings of our audit of the Department of Transportation's administration of the collection of cash revenue from its parking meters to determine if DOT has adequate controls in place.
This audit was conducted to determine whether the three Staten Island Community Boards comply with applicable inventory procedures for office equipment as set forth in DOI’s Standards for Inventory Control and Management and are maintaining effective internal controls over equipment.
The purpose of bail is to ensure that a person who is arrested returns to court for trial. However, in practice, the impact of bail has been to detain tens of thousands of New Yorkers, presumed innocent, before trial and cost low-income families tens of millions of dollars every year.
This report, by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, analyzes the current landscape for infant and toddler child care in New York City and makes a series of recommendations aimed at making quality child care more affordable and accessible for families with children under three.
This investigative report by Comptroller Scott M. Stringer examines how City agencies charged with eradicating childhood lead poisoning for years missed crucial opportunities to protect children from the immense harms associated with lead exposure.
The Comptroller’s investigation, examining the City’s response to lead in the period between January 1, 2013 and October 10, 2018, includes a number of findings that demonstrate the need for increased coordination in the City’s fight against lead exposure.
The New York City Comptroller’s Office conducted of the Office of School Health’s (OSH) Management of Contract Nursing Assignments, including recommendations to identify all instances of past overbilling and overpayment and recoup any overpayments.
Using administrative data from New York City property tax filings, this report provides a comprehensive measure of the vacant retail square footage, and the retail vacancy rate, for every neighborhood in New York City from 2007 to 2017 as well as average retail rent per occupied retail square foot.
Addressing climate change and building a more resilient city is not just a moral imperative, it is an economic necessity. This report by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer highlights the urgent need to prepare our shorefront communities against the oncoming threat of rising seas.
This Report, which is prepared by the Comptroller’s Office and reviewed by the Proxy Committee of each system, serves as the annual Proxy Committee Postseason Report (“Postseason Report”) to each retirement system’s Board of Trustees.
The table represents the NYC Comptroller's Office statement of debt service, in accordance with Section 242 of the City Charter, which requires that the Comptroller submit a certified statement of debt service and a schedule of appropriations for the ensuing fiscal year for debt service.
This report, by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, provides a detailed examination of teacher retention in New York City and reveals how it impacts differing boroughs and school districts, including those most impacted by poverty.
This report from New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer seeks to provide a more
complete assessment of the impact of immigration enforcement in New York City by
analyzing data from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and immigration
This report examines New York City’s standing in the global distribution of venture capital activity from 2008 through 2017 and identifies the emergence of industry clusters fueled by venture capital in New York and around the world. Our analysis is informed by data from Crunchbase