So far as is practicable, the tax shall be paid by the executor or administrator as such out of the estate before its distribution, unless the decedent‘s will, if any, otherwise directs. When any property required to be included in the gross estate does not come into the possession of the executor or administrator as such, he shall recover from whoever is in possession or from the persons interested in the estate the proportionate amount of such tax payable by the persons interested in the estate with which such persons are chargeable under the provisions of this chapter, and the probate judge may by order direct the payment of such amount by such person to the executor or administrator.

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 12-402

  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Gross estate: The total fair market value of all property and property interests, real and personal, tangible and intangible, of which a decedent had beneficial ownership at the time of death before subtractions for deductions, debts, administrative expenses, and casualty losses suffered during estate administration.
  • person: means any individual, partnership, company, limited liability company, public or private corporation, society, association, trustee, executor, administrator or other fiduciary or custodian. See Connecticut General Statutes 12-1
  • Probate: Proving a will