Whether you’re planning for yourself or someone else, the resources below are vital when it comes to organizing and settling an estate in Vermont.
Advance Directive Form
Order Death Certificates
Death Certificate instructions for Vermont. For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Death Certificate ordering information.
Digital Estate Planning Laws
Law: HB 152 (Act 13) Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
Description: This law authorizes a decedent’s personal representative or trustee to access and manage digital assets and electronic communications.
Status: This was approved on May 1, 2017; Effective on July 1, 2017
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)
- Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed Death with Dignity into law in May 2013.
For other states, see our complete list of state-by-state Death With Dignity Legislation.
Organ Donation Registries
POLST (Clinician 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 16 percent (exemption threshold: $2.75 million)
For estate and inheritance tax in other states see our complete list of state-by-state Estate And Inheritance Tax Rates.