Colorado allows for a subtraction of pension or annuity income and the amount is based upon the age of the taxpayer.
- Age 65 or older: you can deduct up to $24,000 or the total amount of your pension, whichever is smaller.
- At least age 55 but not yet 65: you can subtract up to $20,000 or the total amount of your pension, whichever is smaller.
- Under age 55 and received pension as a secondary beneficiary due to a death: you can subtract up to $20,000 or the amount received, whichever is smaller.
The program will automatically give the exclusion for the pension/annuity based off your age, if it has been entered on the federal return. To make any adjustments to the amount of pension being excluded, follow the steps below”
- State Section
- Subtractions to Income
- Pension/Annuity Income
You can read more about this subtraction, here.