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Katie Holmes

May Have SCREWED Tom

By Filing in NYC

6/30/2012 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Katie Holmes
' master plan to file for divorce in New York may have created HUGE tax problems for Tom Cruise ... sources connected with the couple tell TMZ.

TMZ broke the story ... Katie filed divorce docs in NYC, in large part because she wants sole legal custody of Suri and New York courts are way more likely to grant Katie sole legal custody and control over child-rearing decisions than California courts.

But here's the problem ... sources connected with the couple tell us ... Tom has been trying to do everything legally within his power to avoid strong ties to New York City because the tax rates are ridiculously high ... and he does not want any appearance that he or Katie have been living there.

But here's the thing ... TMZ has obtained documents which show Tom deeded their NYC apartment to Katie last August and our sources say it was done specifically for tax purposes. Point of fact ... the deed lists a transfer to a trust, but TMZ has confirmed it's a trust established for the benefit of Katie.

Sources say Katie is using the apartment to establish residency in New York for the purpose of the divorce -- something we're told can screw Tom tax-wise.

It's pretty clear ... Tom is not gonna let Katie dictate New York as the venue for the divorce. He clearly thinks Cal-i-for-ni-a's the place he outta be.

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There's a problem here    

This was fun at first and now even at less than 24 hours it's almost total speculation. I believe this story will be the epitome of the term "ad nauseum."

760 days ago
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Eddie    

Oh this is gonna be good. She's going in for the kill. Thing is, I think Mr. Cruise is an excellent actor, one of the best of his generation, in fact — but he is just so gosh darn loony with his strict adherence to the principles and rituals of Scientology, which I cannot abide, especially for an impressionable youngster such as Suri.

760 days ago
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Kabala    

who cares

760 days ago
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KaceyRR    

Only an idiot would marry Tom Cruise, remember hearing how he talks about eating placenta and umbilical cord of his child among several other things. When you hear such weird stuffs from an obviously unstable person just stay away that is my motto.

760 days ago
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just my opinion    

i do believe that california is their primary residence because thats where their actual home with Tom's son and formerly older daughter lived and yada yada yada...so, it kinda sucks that people do screwy legal things which are unfair to the other party...but when the other party is a cult fanatic....erhm...gloves are off.

760 days ago
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Sally    

Let's just hope that she wins - he is such a munipulator. Go Katie.

760 days ago
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namers    

"Its KATE, KATE I say!" *jumps on shrinks couch*

760 days ago
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Kari    

My money's on Katie--she will persevere and win. Going to great to watch!

760 days ago
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two cents    

Thank you Katie!! Now maybe TMZ will stop doing 100 stories a day on the kartrashians. Now, she needs to clean herself up, put on some makeup and cut off that damn hair. She looks homeless and smelly.

760 days ago
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Fat Mike    

Well, she'd be the first woman to screw him

760 days ago
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Ace    

I think TMZ is reaching on this story. You would really have to be diabolical to file for divorce in a certain state so it screws someone tax wise.

760 days ago
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ibbaby    

TEAM KATIE!

760 days ago
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Tuxedo    

Funny how Tmz is all over Tom Cruise divorce, but didn't say a word about Johnny Depp, I wonder why ?

760 days ago
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Jude    

Am I the only one who is suspicious of Scientology as being a secret gay cult. The men like Tom, John Travolta and Will Smith has been link to the "church" and many gay rumors. Perhaps it is a place where super rich men can go and remain deep in the closet. It is the only "church" with non-poor members. They gotta do something with all that money.

760 days ago
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static    

He is either going to crush her like a grape or implode, I'm not sure which the dude is certifiable.

760 days ago
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