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State of California Franchise Tax Board

VITA - Quiz

Welcome to the General Information 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.

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1 . When paying use tax on the California return, you should:  

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

3 . Clients may each claim half of the nonrefundable renters credit when filing married filing separately.  

4 . The amount of federal itemized deductions is the same amount of itemized deduction used on the California return.  

5 . Estimated tax payments may be split equally between spouses when filing separate returns.  

6 . IRA distributions are generally taxed the same by federal and state unless:  

7 . E-filed returns use which signature document?  

8 . To calculate your client's IRA California basis use the IRA adjustment worksheet.  

9 . If your client has multiple last names, use the last name listed on their social security card  

10 . If you filled in the circle on line 6 on the FTB Form 540, you must fill out the:  


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