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

2 . If a 65 year old taxpayer claims the standard deduction on the federal return, then he should also take the standard deduction on the state return.  

3 . The California Child and Dependent Care Expense Credit is a percentage of:  



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



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


6 . The filing status for California must be the same as the filing status used on the federal return unless:  


7 . Quality review should look over all Schedule A itemized deductions.  

8 . Which policy determines the quality review process?  



9 . Your client may claim a credit for excess SDI or VPDI withheld only if  



10 . Site numbers must be entered at the top of each return.