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

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Wednesday, July 19, 2017

STATEHOUSE (July 19, 2017) – State Rep. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington) is asking Hoosier employers to help identify duplicative or redundant state reporting requirements using a new online portal.

“I would like to encourage my fellow small-business owners to help us with this important effort,” Ellington said. “After we identify redundant and duplicate reporting, lawmakers can move to get rid of or reduce unnecessary paperwork that takes time away from running a business.”

The web-based survey is the result of legislation Ellington voted in favor of this year with the support of the Indiana Economic Development Corp. Ellington 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. Ellington 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. Ellington 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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Rep. Jeff Ellington represents House District 62, which includes

portions of Greene, Monroe, Martin and Daviess counties.

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