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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 . Non residents are entitled to a stepped up basis equal to the value of the IRA when they become a California resident.  

2 . For California, federal and California state obligations may not be combined to meet the 50% test.  

3 . It is not necessary to enter an SIDN on every volunteer program prepared return.  

4 . PMB numbers must be entered separately on the state return.  

5 . A taxpayer is not allowed an exemption credit when:  


6 . Any dependent, filing their individual tax return, must use the "California Standard Deduction Worksheet for Dependents."  

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



8 . Which policy determines the quality review process?  



9 . To qualify for nonrefundable renters credit your client must pay rent  



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