Indiana is consistently ranked as a state with one of the best business climates in the nation. Policies enacted in recent years are creating an environment where businesses and hardworking Hoosiers have an opportunity to succeed. While this is a notable accomplishment, further cutting red tape for Indiana’s job creators is key to making our state an even better place for small businesses to expand and hire more Hoosier workers.
A way to help small-business owners throughout the state is through streamlining paperwork processes. Some businesses face reporting requirements that can be redundant and time-consuming. As a result of legislation I supported, employers can help identify this unnecessary paperwork via a new web-based survey. With the help of the Indiana Economic Development Corp., the easy-to-use portal is part of a continued effort to reduce unnecessary government regulations and costs. Local governments and small-business owners are encouraged to visit www.idec.in.gov/programs to complete the short survey, which asks the user to identify circumstances where they are required to submit similar information to two state agencies. This can include documents like notifications, tax reports, employment data and other statistical data. Simplifying the reporting process and cutting out repetitive paperwork will save time and resources for Indiana business owners.
Another helpful resource for job creators is INBiz, which is a one-stop stop Hoosiers can use to register and manage new businesses and ensure that existing businesses are compliant with state laws. The site offers services to register, file reports and request various documents. Launched in April 2016, the portal now reaches more than 200,000 active users and has been used to complete nearly 300,000 transactions. These transactions include the formation of almost 60,000 businesses in the state, an incredible feat in just over a year. The INBiz portal is off to a great start and there are plans to expand its features later in 2017. With high-quality security features and access to a help center, INBiz provides an expedited business process for Hoosiers. You can visit www.inbiz.in.gov to learn more about the resources available through this site.
Improving government and business efficiency will help continue moving Indiana forward, save taxpayer money and support the state’s economy. As always, please continue to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-232-9793 with any questions or input.
State Rep. Lloyd Arnold (R-Leavenworth) represents House District 74,
which includes portions of Spencer, Dubois, Perry, Crawford and Orange counties.
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