Oregon business owners earn less than national average

Oregon business owners earn less than national average

The state's small-business owners have reported earning less than the average since 1995.

One of the main reasons the state falls short of the national average is how we tax and measure business income in Oregon.

Most small businesses pay personal, not corporate income taxes. That means owners pay the same tax rates on profit from their businesses as they do on the money they earn in salary and through other means.

Read more at Statesman Journal