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You are correct that we don't know the size of the hypothetical business that is used to create the rankings in the report. In an Evaluate the Argument question we are trying to clarify a weak point in the argument so that we can determine whether it is a good or bad argument. In this case the weakness is that we don't know whether the small and mid-sized businesses in the Finance Minister's country are comparable to the hypothetical business. Using the Variance Test on Answer D would address that weakness. If they are smaller then it would not necessarily be comparable so we wouldn't know that their ranking would improve. If they are not smaller then it is more likely to be comparable and so their ranking might improve.
As mentioned earlier one of the main problems with C is that the rankings may still improve regardless of whether the tax prep and filing is more difficult than compliance with other regulations. So if it is more difficult and it is simplified then it is likely the ranking would improve. But even if it were not more difficult, the fact that they are simplifying it still makes it possible that the ranking could improve. One the former may result in more improvement than the latter, but we are not trying to figure out what will improve the ranking the most, we simply need to know whether the ranking is likely to improve or not, and that is what is addressed in Answer D.
Hope that helps!