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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 . It is important to complete the federal return because  



2 . Most exceptions to the same filing status for federal and state rule are  



3 . If your client can claim the Dependent Parent special credit, what code number do you enter on Form 540 line 43 or 44?  



4 . An entry of 2 on line 9, on Form 540, equals:  



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


6 . If your client files Form 540 and claims the child and dependent care expense credit they must:  



7 . The difference between the amount of student loan interest that may be deducted for federal and state should be calculated using:  


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



9 . Real estate withholding is reported on which form?  



10 . California AGI of $16,000 for a single filer, who is 70 years old with no dependents creates a filing requirement.