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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 . The standard deduction amount for tax year 2014 for a married filing joint filer is:  



2 . Line 63, Other Taxes, Form 540, addresses early withdrawal from a retirement plan.  

3 . Under what circumstances is an additional personal exemption credit claimed?  


4 . If a taxpayer has no filing requirement but is eligible for the child and dependent care credit, should a return be filed?  


5 . The interest earned on Health Savings Accounts (HSA) is NOT taxable for California.  

6 . A copy of a voided check should be attached to all state returns choosing direct deposit.  

7 . You must complete a federal return before you begin a state return.  



8 . The California Volunteer Reference Manual includes sales tax tables to assist volunteers using the federal sales tax deduction.  

9 . On Form 540 you may claim  



10 . The dependent exemption amount for 2014 is: