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State of California Franchise Tax Board

VITA - Quiz

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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.

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1 . Tax exempt municipal or state bonds from other states must be reported on the California return using Schedule CA.  

2 . What type of insurance is not a valid deduction for California and must be adjusted?  



3 . To exempt interest dividends from mutual funds:  



4 . A return claiming two personal exemptions and one dependent exemption will decrease the tax due by how much?  



5 . State income or sales tax deductions do not affect the California return because:  


6 . The 2014 standard deduction for a single filer is:  



7 . If your clients made IRA contributions in 1975, or 1982 through 1986 you may need to make an adjustment because:  


8 . If filing separate returns, your client would claim half of the total withholding from both spouses on each return.  

9 . If a client is filing a joint return, do you need to include the spouse's social security number?  

10 . What is the nonrefundable renters credit income limit for Head of Household filers?