If you claimed the federal Standard Deduction instead of Itemized Deductions, you may be able to subtract a portion of your charitable contributions from your Colorado taxable income. If you gave more than $500 in charitable donations during the year, you might be eligible for a Colorado deduction for the contributions over $500. You can't take the Colorado deduction if you already deducted the contributions on your federal return as a business or other deduction. Your contribution qualifies as long as it follows the rules outlined in the federal Schedule A, Gifts to Charity section. These rules state that your donation must have been to a church, nonprofit organization, or other charitable organization. Donations you made directly to individuals in need aren't deductible. Enter your total qualified contributions here, and we'll calculate your subtraction for you. See Colorado Income Tax FYI Publication Income 48 for additional details.