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Title 32 : Taxation and Finance


Subchapter 003 : ESTATE TAX

(Cite as: 32 V.S.A. § 7444)
  • § 7444. Return by executor

    (a) An executor shall submit a Vermont estate tax return to the Commissioner, on a form prescribed by the Commissioner, when a decedent has an interest in property with a situs in Vermont and one or both of the following apply:

    (1) a federal estate tax return is required to be filed under 26 U.S.C. § 6018; or

    (2) the sum of the federal gross estate and federal adjusted taxable gifts, as defined in 26 U.S.C. § 2001(b), made within two years of the date of the decedent’s death exceeds $2,750,000.00.

    (b) If the executor is unable to make a complete return as to any part of the gross estate of the decedent, the executor shall include in the executor’s return, to the extent of the executor’s knowledge or information, a description of such part and the name of every person holding a legal or beneficial interest therein. Upon notice from the Commissioner, such person shall in like manner make a return as to such part of the gross estate. A return made by one of two or more joint fiduciaries shall be sufficient compliance with the requirements of this section. A return made pursuant to this section shall contain a statement that the return is, to the best of the knowledge and belief of the fiduciary, true and correct. (Added 1969, No. 269 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. date, see note under § 7401 of this title; amended 2003, No. 70 (Adj. Sess.), § 52, eff. March 1, 2004; 2009, No. 1 (Sp. Sess.), § H.32; 2015, No. 146 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. Jan. 1, 2016; 2021, No. 105 (Adj. Sess.), § 558, eff. July 1, 2022.)