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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.

Good luck!

1 . The 2014 standard deduction for married filing joint returns is $7,628.  

2 . Income splitting rules are within the scope of the VITA/TCE program.  

3 . What is the jurisdiction code used to identify California when making a credit card payment?  



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



5 . Clients who can be claimed as a dependent on someone else's return must use the:  


6 . A refund from a prior year may be designated:  



7 . Volunteer site prepared returns must state the site number and preparer's initials on the return.  

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

9 . If the client meets the dependency test for someone else's return, you must:  



10 . A taxpayer may itemize deductions on the federal return and choose to take the standard deduction on the state return if: