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

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Thursday, July 20, 2017

STATEHOUSE (July 20, 2017) – State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) is asking Hoosier employers to submit duplicative or redundant state reporting requirements using a new online portal.

“Redundant state reporting requirements bog down businesses with unnecessary paperwork, so we are reaching out to employers to fill out this survey,” Lucas said. “With a more streamlined process for small businesses, we can better support our Hoosier job creators.” 

The web-based survey is the result of legislation Lucas voted in favor of this year with the support of the Indiana Economic Development Corp. Lucas 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. Lucas 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. Lucas 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. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) represents House District 69, which includes

portions of Bartholomew, Jackson, Jennings and Jefferson counties.

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