Skip to Main Content
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 . If your client files Form 540 and claims the child and dependent care expense credit they must:  



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



3 . Under what circumstances is an additional personal exemption credit claimed?  


4 . Property exempt from property tax is eligible for the nonrefundable renters credit.  

5 . Line 14 of the Form 540 is used to adjust  



6 . The maximum SDI withholding amount for 2014 is $1,016.36.  

7 . Advise clients that FTB will send a bill for any estimate penalty due.  

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


9 . Interest income from US Savings bonds and treasury bills are  


10 . Overpaid tax may be applied to next year's estimate payment.