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

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Thursday, July 20, 2017 8:46 am

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

“As a small-business owner, I know what it is like to fill out redundant paperwork to ensure my business stays running,” Eberhart said. “This portal will help all Hoosier businesses through identifying ways the General Assembly can streamline the paperwork process to make our state a more efficient and appealing state to do business.”

The web-based survey is the result of legislation Eberhart voted in favor of this year with the support of the Indiana Economic Development Corp. Eberhart 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. Eberhart 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. Eberhart 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. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) represents House District 57,
which includes Shelby County and portions of Bartholomew and Hancock counties.

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