Based upon data compiled and analyzed from 1983 through 2011, the
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has found that today’s small business
owners are paying less in interest expenditures on loans than did their
predecessors of 30 years ago. According to the IRS study – conducted and
measured in inflation-adjusted numbers – the typical small business
owner in 2011 paid 4 times less than did a sole proprietor in 1983.