Bacon: Small businesses can report duplicative state requirements via new web portal

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Thursday, July 20, 2017 8:41 am

STATEHOUSE (July 20, 2017) – State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) is asking Hoosier employers to help identify duplicative or redundant state reporting requirements using a new online portal.

“This new web portal will help reduce redundant state reporting requirements and unnecessary paperwork for Hoosier business owners,” Bacon said. “The results from the survey will help the General Assembly streamline reporting requirements or eliminate them where possible.”

The web-based survey is the result of legislation Bacon voted in favor of this year with the support of the Indiana Economic Development Corp. Bacon said the easy-to-use portal is part of an overall effort to further reduce unnecessary government regulations and costs, and streamline processes.

Small-business owners and local governments can now visit www.iedc.in.gov/programs and click on “Duplicative Reporting” to fill out the survey. The form asks the user to identify situations where they are required by state law, rule or guideline to submit similar information to at least two state agencies. Duplicative information can include notifications, tax reports, employment data and other statistical data. Bacon said the confidential survey is user-friendly and only takes five minutes to complete.

Earlier this year, U.S. News and World Report ranked Indiana as the best-run state in America based on fiscal responsibility, streamlined operations and enhanced transparency. Bacon said he would like to continue the state’s momentum by improving government efficiency, which ultimately saves taxpayer dollars and helps the economy.

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State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) represents House District 75,
which includes portions of Warrick, Pike and Spencer counties.

A high-resolution photo of Bacon can be downloaded by clicking here