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



2 . Practitioner PIN method should never be used on a volunteer program prepared return.  

3 . Refunds can be direct deposited and balance due paid by credit card.  


4 . Where do you enter extension payments on the California return?  



5 . Married clients who file a joint federal income tax return may file seperate state return if either spouse was:  



6 . To qualify for the California Child and Dependent Care Expense Credit  



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

8 . Listed dependents may be different on the federal and state returns.  

9 . Estimated payments do not need to be made if withholding includes all but $____ of tax due.  


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