Rep. Braun: Small businesses can report duplicative state requirements via new web portal

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Thursday, July 20, 2017 3:30 pm

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

“As a business owner, I understand the amount of paperwork employers fill out to comply with state reporting requirements,” Braun said. “This easy-to-use portal will help identify areas where the General Assembly can streamline or eliminate any redundant reporting to allow businesses to run more smoothly.”

The web-based survey is the result of legislation Braun voted in favor of this year with the support of the Indiana Economic Development Corp. Braun said the 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. Braun 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. As a member of the Select Committee on Government Reduction, Braun 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. Mike Braun (R-Jasper) represents House District 63, which
includes portions of Daviess, Dubois, Pike and Martin counties.

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