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What You Should Know About the Division of Financial Management


The Division of Financial Management or DFM helps craft Idaho’s state budget and budget policies for the Governor.  They’re the money people.  DFM is part of the Executive Office of the Governor.  It’s headed by Administrator Wayne Hammon and 18 other budget analysts and economists.

There are four bureaus within DFM: the Budget Bureau, the Management Services Bureau, Policy Bureau, and the Economic Analysis Bureau. Each, provides policy guidance and oversight on behalf of the Governor.

The Division publishes regular state economic forecasts, keeps track of the money coming in and going out of Idaho’s bank accounts and crafts an annual budget which is recommended to the Legislature as a starting point for setting Idaho’s final yearly spending plan.

Latest Posts

Gov. Otter’s Budget Chief Resigns To Take Lobbying Job

Wayne Hammon has been at the helm of the Division of Financial Management for the last five and a half years. As the Spokesman Review’s Eye On Boise blog reports, Hammon is resigning, effective September 28. Hammon writes in his resignation letter he’s been honored to serve as budget chief: “It is with strong emotion […]

Why Idaho’s Lowered Revenue Forecast Is A Solid Economic Indicator

If fewer Idahoans have jobs, that means the state doesn’t collect as much revenue.  That in turn can determine how much money is available for schools, road repair and health services. So we took notice last week when the governor’s budget office revised down its estimate of revenue coming into the state’s bank accounts. The […]

Idaho Boosts Rainy Day Account Thanks To Improved Revenue

Idaho’s fiscal year-end tax revenue report, which came out today, shows collections exceeded forecasts by $35 million or 1.4 percent. The Division of Financial Management says sales tax and corporate income tax collections were 7.2 percent higher than expected.  Miscellaneous receipts exceeded its forecast by 24.2 percent. The piece of Idaho’s revenue stream that didn’t […]

Idaho Barely Exceeds Tax Collection Expectations In April

Tax collections were slightly higher than expected for April.  Idaho’s general fund, the state’s main bank account, topped revenue forecasts by $500,000. The Division of Financial Management’s monthly General Fund Revenue Report shows individual income and corporate tax collections came in 1 percent and 12 percent below the forecast.

Report: Idaho Tax Collections Increase More Than Most States

Idaho is one of nine states that saw tax collections increase more than ten percent from fiscal year 2010 to 2011. A new U.S. Census Bureau Report looks at state tax collections for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2011. Last fiscal year, all 50 states reported an increase in tax collections, a dramatic […]

Idaho’s March Tax Collections Beat Forecast By $4 Million

Idaho state revenue collections are up for the fourth month in a row. The Division of Financial Management reports March tax collections exceeded expectations by almost $4 million, even though a large number of tax refunds are going out the door this time of year. That $4 million is 11 percent of the total revenue […]

February Tax Collections Exceed Expectations

General fund tax collections have exceeded forecasts for three straight months, putting revenue almost $33 million above the forecast for the fiscal year.  The Division of Financial Management reports February tax collections were nearly $20 million above projections.  DFM says it’s the largest surplus of the fiscal year.

January Tax Collections Exceed Expectations

Idaho’s General Fund tax collections exceeded expectations for the second month in a row.  The Division of Financial Management reports January collections were up $6.3 million above the forecast amount. DFM’s monthly report says the uptick is due largely to better than expected sales tax revenues. The sales tax contributed $103.7 million to the General […]

December Individual Income Tax Collections Lower Than Expected

The Division of Financial Management released its monthly general fund revenue report today with mixed news.  First the good, sales tax collections exceeded expectations for the month of December, due in large part to the holiday shopping season. “Idaho gross sales tax collections in December were $94.9 million, an increase of 9.0% over the previous […]

The Otter Administration’s Key Budget Points

Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter’s budget staff will spend the first few days of the legislative session explaining its budget proposal to lawmakers.  Division of Financial Management Administrator Wayne Hammon will officially start that work tomorrow.  Hammon met with reporters today to outline the administration’s key budget requests. Here are some important points: Governor Otter is […]

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