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The Academy for New York State's Local Officials

Multiyear Financial Planning: A Tutorial for Local Government Officials

Module 2 - Projecting Revenues

Projecting Revenues

The first step in projecting revenues is to sort revenues according to type and consider the economic and other factors that affect each:

  • Some revenues are very sensitive to economic changes, while others depend far more on policy decisions or long-term development trends.
  • Some are fairly predictable, while others are erratic.
  • They can be controllable or completely out of your hands.
  • Some represent large sources of revenue, while others do not make a discernable difference to the bottom line.

These factors will all shape your assumptions about them. Select any of the links below for a discussion of each major revenue source and how factors impacting these sources can be treated in doing projections:

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