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

Posted by: Courtney Heiden  | Monday, July 24, 2017

STATEHOUSE (July 24, 2017) – State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) is asking Hoosier employers to help identify duplicative or redundant state reporting requirements using a new online portal.

“Often, small businesses spend unnecessary time and resources trying to meet redundant reporting requirements, which can hinder efficiency and performance,” Lehman said. “It is our hope that employers will be able to help identify those unneeded requirements so that we can do our part as lawmakers to get rid of them and help Hoosier businesses run more smoothly.”

The web-based survey is the result of legislation Lehman voted in favor of this year with the support of the Indiana Economic Development Corp. Lehman 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. Lehman 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. Lehman 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. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) represents House District 79, which includes all of Adams County and portions of Allen and Wells counties.

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