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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.

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1 . A return must be filed if either the California Gross Income (CA GI) or the California Adjusted Gross Income (CA AGI) was more than the amount shown for filing status, age and number of dependents.  

2 . If a return is normally required, file a final return for individuals who died during 2014.  

3 . 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.  

4 . Itemized deductions may be different for federal and state.  

5 . Gross Income does not include adjustments or deductions.  

6 . Which FTB publication lists federal and state differences?  



7 . California offers a short form for nonresident returns.  

8 . You may download, view and print California income tax forms and publications at ftb.ca.gov  

9 . The last date to pay the 2014 amount owed to avoid penalties and interest is  


10 . Which form allows a taxpayer to claim all state income tax credits?