2015 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 12 - Taxation
Chapter 228c - Gift Tax
Section 12-643 - Definition of taxable gifts and Connecticut taxable gifts.
(a) The term “taxable gifts” means the transfers by gift which are included in taxable gifts for federal gift tax purposes under Section 2503 and Sections 2511 to 2514, inclusive, and Sections 2516 to 2519, inclusive, of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended, less the deductions allowed in Sections 2522 to 2524, inclusive, of said Internal Revenue Code, except in the event of repeal of the federal gift tax, then all references to the Internal Revenue Code in this section shall mean the Internal Revenue Code as in force on the day prior to the effective date of such repeal.
(b) In the administration of the tax under this chapter, the Commissioner of Revenue Services shall apply the provisions of Sections 2701 to 2704, inclusive, of said Internal Revenue Code. The words “secretary or his delegate” as used in the aforementioned sections of the Internal Revenue Code means the Commissioner of Revenue Services.
(c) The term “Connecticut taxable gifts” means taxable gifts made during a calendar year commencing on or after January 1, 2005, that are, (1) for residents of this state, taxable gifts, wherever located, but excepting gifts of real estate or tangible personal property located outside this state, and (2) for nonresidents of this state, gifts of real estate or tangible personal property located within this state.
(June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-3, S. 139, 168; P.A. 97-243, S. 41, 67; P.A. 05-251, S. 68; P.A. 06-196, S. 227.)
History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-3, S. 139 effective August 22, 1991, and applicable to gifts made on or after September 1, 1991; P.A. 97-243 clarified that the commissioner is to apply Secs. 2701 to 2704 of the Internal Revenue Code, effective June 24, 1997, and applicable to calendar years commencing on or after January 1, 1997; P.A. 05-251 divided section into Subsecs. (a) and (b), amended Subsec. (a) by adding provision re repeal of federal gift tax and added Subsec. (c) re definition of “Connecticut taxable gifts”, effective June 30, 2005, and applicable to calendar years commencing on or after January 1, 2005; P.A. 06-196 made a technical change in Subsec. (a), effective June 7, 2006.
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