Does a small business pay more in taxes if it owns more than one location?

So here's the deal. I'm familiar with a business that is a small business that owns 4 locations. They are under the same branding and name and sell the same product but are registered as 4 separate entities. Does this allow them to pay less in taxes? Or do they actually pay more because it's 4 separate... show more So here's the deal. I'm familiar with a business that is a small business that owns 4 locations. They are under the same branding and name and sell the same product but are registered as 4 separate entities. Does this allow them to pay less in taxes? Or do they actually pay more because it's 4 separate businesses and they doesn't allow them to recieve any tax breaks?
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