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

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Wednesday, July 19, 2017

STATEHOUSE (July 19, 2017) – State Rep. Denny Zent (R-Angola) is asking Hoosier employers to help identify duplicative or redundant state reporting requirements using a new online portal.

“We are reaching out to employers to ask for their help in identifying redundant reporting requirements,” Zent said. “With this information, we can streamline and eliminate unnecessary paperwork to better support Hoosier business owners.” 

The web-based survey is the result of legislation Zent voted in favor of this year with the support of the Indiana Economic Development Corp. Zent 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. Zent 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 the Chair of the House Committee on Local Government, Zent 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. Denny Zent (R-Angola) represents House District 51, which

includes most of LaGrange and Steuben counties.

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