Whether inheritance may be taxed depends on the specific facts of your case. If the money was inherited from an estate outside of Connecticut, it may be subject to an estate tax from that foreign state. Heirs are generally exempt from paying taxes on any inheritance in Connecticut. It may be helpful to consult an experienced trusts and estates lawyer in Connecticut who has dealt with similar questions in the past and can educate you on the law.
If you have any further questions regarding trusts and estates in Connecticut, please contact Joseph C. Maya, Esq. at (203) 221-3100 or e-mail him directly at JMaya@Mayalaw.com.