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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 . If your client owes, your client can pay FTB directly online at ftb.ca.gov/webpay.  

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


3 . If a client meets the income requirement and paid rent on their principle California residence for less than 6 months, they qualify for the nonrefundable renters credit.  

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


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

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

7 . As a preparer, you determine whether you will itemize a clients deductions or to take the standard deduction.  

8 . California does tax interest from municipal or state bonds from states other than California.  

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



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