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

2 . Use tax must be paid on the California return.  

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

4 . Income adjustments for Form 540 filers are made on which form?  

5 . The standard deduction amount for tax year 2014 for a single filer is:  

6 . The sales tax tables in the California Volunteer Reference Manual list the total sales tax assessed by county.  

7 . A federal return must always be completed before a state return.  

8 . FTB 3506 (California Child and Dependent Care Credit) is allowed only for care provided in California.  

9 . To compute the Use tax, complete the Use tax Worksheet  

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