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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 . A married couple 65 and over filing Form 540, would enter what number in the box on Line 7?  



2 . Voluntary contributions affect a refund in what way?  


3 . A quality review checklist is found in what section of the Volunteer Manual?  



4 . Tax liability amount $1,197, filing status single, taxpayer over the age of 65 equals ______ in total tax due.  



5 . Excess SDI is considered a tax payment if:  



6 . IRA distributions are generally taxed the same by federal and state unless  


7 . Refunds of less than one dollar will:  



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


9 . Single filers may receive $60 and Married Filing Joint and Head of Household filers may receive $120 for nonrefundable renters credit.  

10 . Generally, interest on loans from utility companies is a valid California itemized deduction.