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