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With the passage of the new tax reform law the annual tax burden on low-income taxpayers will be reduced, on average, by anywhere from $100 to $300. Clearly, tax reform is in the interest of low-income taxpayers.

Which one of the following, if true, most undermines the conclusion above?

(A) Tax reform, by simplifying the tax code will save many people the expense of having an accountant do their taxes.

(B) Tax reform, by eliminating tax incentives to build rental housing, will push up rents an average of about $40 per month for low-income taxpayers.

(C) Low-income taxpayers have consistently voted for those political candidates who are strong advocates of tax reform.

(D) The new tax reform laws will permit low and middle-income taxpayers to deduct Child-care expenses from their taxes.

(E) Under the new tax reform laws, many low-income taxpayers who now pay taxes will no Longer be required to do so.
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A, D, & E are benefits. C is irrelevant.

B is the answer, IMO.

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With the passage of the new tax reform law the annual tax burden on low-income taxpayers will be reduced, on average, by anywhere from $100 to $300. Clearly, tax reform is in the interest of low-income taxpayers.

Which one of the following, if true, most undermines the conclusion above?

(A) Tax reform, by simplifying the tax code will save many people the expense of having an accountant do their taxes.

(B) Tax reform, by eliminating tax incentives to build rental housing, will push up rents an average of about $40 per month for low-income taxpayers.

(C) Low-income taxpayers have consistently voted for those political candidates who are strong advocates of tax reform.

(D) The new tax reform laws will permit low and middle-income taxpayers to deduct Child-care expenses from their taxes.

(E) Under the new tax reform laws, many low-income taxpayers who now pay taxes will no Longer be required to do so.


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Answer should be B. All of the other options are strengthening the conclusion. Furthermore, I don't think this is a 600-700 level question. This is more of a sub 600 level question.

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With the passage of the new tax reform law the annual tax burden on low-income taxpayers will be reduced, on average, by anywhere from $100 to $300. Clearly, tax reform is in the interest of low-income taxpayers.

Which one of the following, if true, most undermines the conclusion above?

(A) Tax reform, by simplifying the tax code will save many people the expense of having an accountant do their taxes.

(B) Tax reform, by eliminating tax incentives to build rental housing, will push up rents an average of about $40 per month for low-income taxpayers. (Expressing that it is not in the interest of low-income taxpayers because, $100 - $300 saving results $480 expense)

(C) Low-income taxpayers have consistently voted for those political candidates who are strong advocates of tax reform.

(D) The new tax reform laws will permit low and middle-income taxpayers to deduct Child-care expenses from their taxes.

(E) Under the new tax reform laws, many low-income taxpayers who now pay taxes will no Longer be required to do so.

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IMO B
A strengthens the conclusion.
C is out of scope , we are not concerned about political leanings.
D also strengthens the conclusion.
E also strengthens the conclusion.
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Option B, despite the tax reform in the argument, because of the increase in rents(specifically of the low income tax payers) undermines the conclusion. The decrease of taxes is compensated by increase in rents, thereby not giving the low income taxpayers a big relief.

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With the passage of the new tax reform law the annual tax burden on low-income taxpayers will be reduced, on average, by anywhere from $100 to $300. Clearly, tax reform is in the interest of low-income taxpayers.

Type- weaken

(A) Tax reform, by simplifying the tax code will save many people the expense of having an accountant do their taxes. - Incorrect -- if at all this is a mild strengthener

(B) Tax reform, by eliminating tax incentives to build rental housing, will push up rents an average of about $40 per month for low-income taxpayers. - Correct -- so new tax reform will cause a net loss annually

(C) Low-income taxpayers have consistently voted for those political candidates who are strong advocates of tax reform. -- Irrelevant

(D) The new tax reform laws will permit low and middle-income taxpayers to deduct Child-care expenses from their taxes.- Strengthener -- another positive of the tax reform

(E) Under the new tax reform laws, many low-income taxpayers who now pay taxes will no Longer be required to do so.- Strengthener

Answer B
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