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Title 32 : Taxation and Finance


Subchapter 003 : ESTATE TAX

(Cite as: 32 V.S.A. § 7453)
  • § 7453. Reimbursement of person other than executor paying tax

    (a) If the tax or any part thereof imposed by this subchapter is paid by, or collected out of, that part of the estate passing to, or in possession of, any person other than the executor in his or her capacity as such, such person shall be entitled to reimbursement out of any part of the estate still undistributed or by a just and equitable contribution by the persons whose interest in the estate of the decedent would have been reduced if the tax had been paid before the distribution of the estate or whose interest is subject to equal or prior liability for the payment of taxes, debts, or other charges against the estate, it being the purpose and intent of this subchapter that, so far as is practicable and unless otherwise directed by the will of the decedent, the tax shall be paid out of the estate before its distribution.

    (b) Any person entitled to reimbursement or contribution under this section may enforce his or her right thereto by action brought in the courts of this State. (Added 1969, No. 269 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. date, see note under § 7401 of this title.)