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

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Thursday, July 20, 2017 2:55 pm

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

“This new web portal allows small-business owners to let us know what reporting requirements are redundant, so we can work to reduce unnecessary paperwork for Hoosier employers,” Schaibley said. “The data collected from this portal will help us continue to keep Indiana a business-friendly state.”

The web-based survey is the result of legislation Schaibley co-authored this year with the support of the Indiana Economic Development Corp. Schaibley 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. Schaibley said the confidential survey is user-friendly and only takes five minutes to complete.

According to Schaibley, IEDC will collect the data from the portal and report back to the House Select Committee on Government Reduction. The General Assembly will use the information from IEDC to help streamline requirements or eliminate them where possible. 

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. Schaibley said she 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. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) represents House District 24,
which includes portions of Boone and Hamilton counties

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