Whether you’re planning for yourself or someone else, the resources below are vital when it comes to organizing and settling an estate in Connecticut.
Advance Directive Form
Order Death Certificates
Death Certificate instructions for Connecticut. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Death Certificate ordering information.
Digital Estate Planning Laws
Law: SB 262 Public Act No. 05-136
Description: Executors may access email accounts. The state requires a death certificate and documentation of the executor’s appointment before the estate’s representative can see the deceased person’s emails or social networking accounts.
Status: Effective October 1, 2005
For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Digital Estate Planning Laws.
Death With Dignity Legislation (a.k.a. Aid-In-Dying or Physician-Assisted Death)
House Bill 5898 titled “An Act Concerning Aid in Dying For Terminally Ill Patients” was submitted to the Joint Committee on Public Health in early 2019. It has yet to be passed.
For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Death With Dignity Legislation.
Organ Donation Registries
POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) Form
For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Probate Laws.
Estate And Inheritance Tax Rate
- The top estate tax rate is 12 percent and is capped at $15 million (exemption threshold: $3.6 million; the exemption amount will rise to $5.1 million in 2020, $7.1 million in 2021, $9.1 million in 2022, and is scheduled to match the federal amount in 2023.)
For estate and inheritance tax in other states see our complete list of state-by-state Estate And Inheritance Tax Rates.