January 6, 2016
By Dan Mitchell
When I compared the tax reform proposals of various 2016 presidential candidates last month, Ben Carson got the best grade by a slight margin.
But I’ve now decided to boost his overall grade from a B+ to A-, or perhaps even A, because he’s finally released details and that means his sub-category grade for “specificity” jumps from a C to A-.
Here’s some of what’s been reported in the Wall Street Journal.
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Monday called for imposing a 14.9% flat tax rate on income, ending taxes on capital gains and dividends and abolishing the charitable deduction and all tax credits.
By the way, the reporter goofed. Carson is proposing to end double taxation of dividends and capital gains, but all income would be taxed. What the reporter should have explained is that capital and business income would be taxed only one time.
Read the full article at Forbes.com: With A Bold And Pure Flat Tax, Ben Carson Sets The Standard For Pro-Growth Reform