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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 . Line 14 of the Form 540 is used to adjust  



2 . If line 37, Column B, on FTB Schedule CA (540) is a negative number you must:  


3 . Taxwise does not automatically enter the nonrefundable renters credit, you must enter the credit on the state return.  

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



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

6 . Excess SDI is considered a tax payment if:  



7 . California withholding is found in which box on the W-2?  



8 . The federal AGI can be found on which line of IRS Form 1040?  


9 . FTB Schedule CA (540), line 8, includes $30 interest from US Savings Bonds for a total of $100 interest income. On the CA (540):  


10 . California taxes long and short term capital gains as regular income.