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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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texaschickeee    

Tom has tried to control every person in his life> Katie got smart and showed brain power. SHe has been living in NYC, hello she has been on broadway a huge amount of time. (something Tom is not talented enough to do). I hope she wins, and I am so glad Tom got served the way he served Nicole Kiddman and and the others. I bet since he is turning 50, and has shown what nut case he is he may get females but not of the class of Katie.

656 days ago
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656 days ago
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656 days ago
169.

PurpleGranny    

Hey Tom...how does it feel being the one screwed. Now you knoe how Nicole felt when YOU did this to her.

656 days ago
170.

Tim    

Respect to Mr. Holmes for doing what any respectable dad would do. You'r daughter needs your help. No matter the previous advice, she's your daughter. Best of luck to all, especially Suri. From pictures of her grandparents, she looks to be in great hands.

655 days ago
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discdriver    

Do not understand why so many of you are anti Tom. No fan of Scientology but she should of know what she was getting herself into before she was married. Now she has established a name for herself and millions of dollars. So before you bash Tom look carefully at her she is not so innocent after all.

655 days ago
172.

tcidda    

HOPE THAT LITTLE WEASEL GOT SCREWED OVER GOOD

655 days ago
173.

Tom Cruze    

Awwww To bad, so sad.
Ultra Liberal Tom Cruise wants to avoid NYC cuz the taxes are so high.......
That's what you get for being a Democrat!

655 days ago
174.

Steve-Schdy    

Divorce in NYC - Tom is done. A Man has no rights here after a divorce and a 90+ % of financial responsibility. (if they can find you and you can pay. Maybe he should have given up the Crazy Cult for his wife and daughter. Scientology is a Scam for financially bilking of the simple-minded Hollywood is a Goldmine for that Cult. Actors are so gullible naive and yes simple-minded to believe in Xenu and the SciFi Cult.

655 days ago
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joe gillis    

katies people have sent copies of toms pre clear files to anonymous should anything happen to her and suri - tom, dave miscarriage and the cult of $atanology are totally crapping themselves about this

654 days ago
176.

Sandy    

Did anyone stop to think about the fact that Katie may have caught Tom cheating? I mean, don't most of the actors cheat?!!!!! Granted, this whole non-religion sounds freaky and scary, and who would want their child in this type of situation. I was shocked, sort of (not really), when I saw who of the "famous" are involved in this crap. It's not a religion.....it may be a way of life that is real creapy....but it's not a religion! They need to find a hobby! How about give some of their millions to people who could use a leg up!

651 days ago
177.

Bright    

yea.......really.........

626 days ago
178.

Sera    

He has a new girl now

613 days ago
179.

Sera    

He has a new girl now

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photos-tom-cruise,-julianne-hough-image25685913

613 days ago
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