Probate Fees in Connecticut

The State of Connecticut has probate fees that are material.  They range up to 1% of the gross estate and are capped at $40,000. CGS Sec. 45a-107 

So, Connecticut residents need to evaluate the total cost of an estate in Connecticut which is a combination of the estate tax (up to 12%) and the probate fees.  

Connecticut, is an expensive place to die.  First, you have an estate tax that starts at $2M.  The federal exemption and most other states start at $5M.  Second, the estate tax ranges up to 12%.  Then, it has a material probate fee ranging up to 1%.  

Now you know why everyone from Wilton and Weston moves to Florida when they stop working.  

The fees are imposed on the Gross Estate and are as follows:

0 to $500 $25

$501 to $1,000 $50

$1,000 to $10,000 $50, plus 1% of all in excess of $1,000

$10,000 to $500,000 $150, plus .35% of all in excess of $10,000

$500,000 to $2,000,000 $1,865, plus .25% of all in excess of $500,000

$2,000,000 to $8,877,000 $5,615 plus .5% of all in excess of $2,000,000

$8,877,000 and over $40,000

Elder, Wills, Estates, Trusts, Special Needs Tax & Business Law; Attorney John Sweeney

Sweeney Legal, LLC, provides legal, practical, and business counsel to Seniors, families, and businesses in the Fairfield, Connecticut area, including the communities of Bridgeport, Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, New Canaan, Newtown, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Stamford, Weston, Westport and Wilton. John is also licensed in New York serving Westchester County including the towns of Bedford, Lewisboro, Mount Kisco, North Salem, Pound Ridge, and Somers.

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