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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 . An estimate penalty is assessed if the tax due is:  

2 . California does not tax  

3 . What are the differences between federal and state treatment of Health Savings Accounts?  

4 . If the blind exemption is being claimed for the first time, a doctor's statement should be  

5 . If your client wants to apply an amount of their refund to the 2015 tax year, the amount on line 92 must be at least $1.00.  

6 . State refunds may now be issued as pre-paid VISA cards.  

7 . TaxWise figures the amount of other taxes correctly, provided the birthdate and income statement are correct.  

8 . The California Child and Dependent Care Credit is nonrefundable.  

9 . Always allow the software to calculate interest and penalties.  

10 . What options does a California taxpayer have to make estimate payments?