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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 . When using software, where is the information on blindness input?  



2 . Refunds of less than one dollar will:  



3 . If the software calculates a penalty, delete it and inform the taxpayer that Franchise Tax Board will send them a bill.  

4 . What must be determined before you can compute the taxable portion of a pension or annuity?  



5 . A quality review process is required for all volunteer sites.  

6 . California returns with over $100,000 in taxable income must use:  



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



8 . Filing status must be the same for federal and state because  



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


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