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

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Wednesday, July 19, 2017 3:16 pm

STATEHOUSE (July 19, 2017) – State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) 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 that redundant state reporting requirements can burden employers with unnecessary paperwork,” Pressel said. “I urge fellow employers to take the survey to help us to identify duplicative requirements so we can work toward streamlining the reporting process and eliminating excessive paperwork.”

The web-based survey is the result of legislation Pressel voted in favor of this year with the support of the Indiana Economic Development Corp. Pressel 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. Pressel 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. Pressel 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 Pressel represents House District 20,
which includes portions of LaPorte and Starke counties.

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