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State of California Franchise Tax Board

VITA - Quiz

Welcome to the Introduction Section 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 . Your client may not have to make estimated tax payments if  

2 . To locate a volunteer site in California you can access the internet at  

3 . If in doubt whether there is a filing requirement, file a return.  

4 . For married filing joint returns, write this on the deceased taxpayer's signature line.  

5 . California has an Earned Income Tax Credit similar to the Federal credit.  

6 . The Volunteer Reference Manual no longer includes instructions for FTB Form 540A.  

7 . State tax law is different from federal for children under 19 with more than $2,000 in investment income  

8 . To round cents to the nearest dollar drop amounts under 50 cents, and increase amounts from 50 to 99 cents up to the next dollar.  

9 . If your client does not pay enough tax either through withholding or by making estimated tax payments, they may have an underpayment penalty.  

10 . California AGI is your client's federal adjusted gross income from all sources reduced or increased by all CA income adjustments.