VITA knowledge check State of California tax prep

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Thank you for visiting Franchise Tax Board's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance/Tax Counseling for the Elderly (VITA/TCE) website.

The VITA computer based training application is currently unavailable.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps taxpayers with basic tax returns. FTB provides this knowledge check to assist volunteers in preparing an accurate California return. Reference the 5130, VITA/TCE California Volunteer Reference Manual to assist with answering questions in the following areas:

  • Federal vs. State law
  • Filing status
  • Standard vs. itemized deductions
  • Software tips and more

Good luck and thank you for your interest in the VITA Program.

Reference Material

5130 - California Volunteer Reference Manual

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