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State of California Franchise Tax Board

VITA - Quiz

Welcome to the Form 540 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 . To itemize for state, follow the federal rules, then  


2 . California does not tax  



3 . If there are differences between your clients' federal taxable income and state taxable income, your client must complete:  


4 . Contribution amounts can be changed after the return is filed.  

5 . A married couple over the age of 65, filing FTB Form 540, would enter which amount on line 9?  



6 . To be eligible for nonrefundable renters credit you must have:  



7 . If a client itemizes for federal they must itemize for state.  


8 . The dependent exemption credit on Form 540 2EZ is not included in Form 540 2EZ tax table.  

9 . Instructions on name and address are found in which section of the volunteer manual?  



10 . A current year refund may not be applied to next year's estimate tax payments.