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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.

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1 . When your clients are filing married filing jointly or married filing separately  



2 . Withholding that exceeds 1.0 percent of the client's gross wages is refunded by the employer.  

3 . Tax from Schedule G-1 is beyond the scope of the volunteer program.  

4 . Use tax paid on the California return increases or decreases refund amount?  

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



6 . You must attach IRS 1040 to the state return when:  


7 . Information in California itemized deductions is found in which publication?  



8 . The last day to pay state tax due without penalty is  


9 . The volunteer program encourages use of direct deposit.  

10 . If your client received child care benefits they must complete Part IV of the FTB 3506.