House Bill No. 7601

November 15 Special Session, Public Act No. 01-1

AN ACT CONCERNING THE SUCCESSION AND TRANSFER TAX.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsections (d) and (e) of section 12-344 of the general statutes are repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(d) The tax under this section applicable to the net taxable estate of any transferor, whose death occurs on or after January 1, 1999, passing to a class B beneficiary shall be imposed as follows: (1) If the death of the transferor occurs on or after January 1, 1999, but prior to January 1, 2000, at the rate of (A) six per cent on the amount in excess of two hundred thousand dollars in value to and including two hundred fifty thousand dollars, (B) seven per cent on the amount in excess of two hundred fifty thousand dollars in value to and including four hundred thousand dollars, (C) eight per cent on the amount in excess of four hundred thousand dollars in value to and including six hundred thousand dollars, (D) nine per cent on the amount in excess of six hundred thousand dollars in value to and including one million dollars, and (E) ten per cent on the amount in excess of one million dollars in value, (2) if the death of the transferor occurs on or after January 1, 2000, but prior to January 1, 2001, at the rate of (A) eight per cent on the amount in excess of four hundred thousand dollars in value to and including six hundred thousand dollars, (B) nine per cent on the amount in excess of six hundred thousand dollars in value to and including one million dollars, and (C) ten per cent on the amount in excess of one million dollars in value, (3) if the death of the transferor occurs on or after January 1, 2001, but prior to January 1, [2002] 2003, at the rate of (A) nine per cent on the amount in excess of six hundred thousand dollars in value to and including one million dollars, and (B) ten per cent on the amount in excess of one million dollars in value, (4) if the death of the transferor occurs on or after January 1, [2002] 2003, but prior to January 1, [2003] 2004, at the rate of eight per cent on the amount in excess of one million five hundred thousand dollars in value, and (5) if the death of the transferor occurs on or after January 1, [2003] 2004, the net taxable estate passing to a class B beneficiary shall not be subject to tax under this chapter.

(e) The tax under this section applicable to the net taxable estate of any transferor, whose death occurs on or after January 1, 2001, passing to a class C beneficiary shall be imposed as follows: (1) If the death of the transferor occurs on or after January 1, 2001, but prior to January 1, [2002] 2003, at the rate of (A) ten per cent on the amount in excess of two hundred thousand dollars in value to and including two hundred fifty thousand dollars, (B) eleven per cent on the amount in excess of two hundred fifty thousand dollars in value to and including four hundred thousand dollars, (C) twelve per cent on the amount in excess of four hundred thousand dollars in value to and including six hundred thousand dollars, (D) thirteen per cent on the amount in excess of six hundred thousand dollars in value to and including one million dollars, and (E) fourteen per cent on the amount in excess of one million dollars in value, (2) if the death of the transferor occurs on or after January 1, [2002] 2003, but prior to January 1, [2003] 2004, at the rate of (A) twelve per cent on the amount in excess of four hundred thousand dollars in value to and including six hundred thousand dollars, (B) thirteen per cent on the amount in excess of six hundred thousand dollars in value to and including one million dollars, and (C) fourteen per cent on the amount in excess of one million dollars in value, (3) if the death of the transferor occurs on or after January 1, [2003] 2004, but prior to January 1, [2004] 2005, at the rate of (A) thirteen per cent on the amount in excess of six hundred thousand dollars in value to and including one million dollars, and (B) fourteen per cent on the amount in excess of one million dollars in value, (4) if the death of the transferor occurs on or after January 1, [2004] 2005, but prior to January 1, [2005] 2006, at the rate of fourteen per cent on the amount in excess of one million five hundred thousand dollars in value, and (5) if the death of the transferor occurs on or after January 1, [2005] 2006, the net taxable estate passing to a class C beneficiary shall not be subject to tax under this chapter.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved November 20, 2001