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State of California Franchise Tax Board

VITA - Quiz

Welcome to the TaxWise Tips Quiz. This quiz is not submitted for scoring, nor will it be recorded. This is just a chance for you to see how much you know about each section. Your answers will be evaluated upon your clicking the Submit button. If your answer is incorrect, we urge you to try again and then go back and study that particular sub-section which pertains to that question.

If you have taken some practice quizzes and feel comfortable with your results, please proceed to the final exam. This exam is graded and will determine if the Franchise Tax Board can grant you a certification as a Volunteer Income Tax Assistant. You may take the final exam at any time by clicking the link on the upper right of this page.

Good luck!

1 . You must review each line of the CA 540 to make sure the information transferred correctly from the federal tax return.  

2 . When using Taxwise, there is no procedure for backing out savings bond interest income on the California return.  

3 . When using TaxWise, enter a state refund on which income statement  



4 . One correct option to enter SDI is to list the amount and type of SDI in boxes 19 and 20 of the W2.  

5 . The definition of a dependent for California purposes is the same as Federal.  

6 . You will find a reminder of the most common income types that California does not tax in the TaxWise Tips section of this manual.  

7 . California taxes foreign earned income.  

8 . Your client can choose to use different exemption credits on their Federal and California return.  

9 . Before you begin the California return, you must  



10 . California Lottery losses are not deductible because