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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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31.

peachpie    

She filed in New York because she lives in New York. Katy has more money than any resonable person could expexct to spend in a lifetime. New york is the one place she won't have to see Tom, if the tax thing is true. Despite reports i have'nt seen those two together. Katy is puttin up with some kind of bs that is becoming harder to hide. Tom looks like "Hey" I'm getting my way so, bump her. I have a feeling Kate is bustin @ the seams to tell Somethin.

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32.

Mike    

TMZ, it's "oughta be," not "outta be." Find an editor and writer who knows grammar and how to spell.

792 days ago
33.

parlayer    

will he be able to afford lunch with obozo after this?? that's what hurts most hugh tom?? $40,000.00 for your kids instead of re-elect obzo lunch. or did you win for $3.00.

792 days ago
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Ghettold Tryin    

Kate will get her way, trust me, she has too much confidential information on Tom for it to go any other way. Ultimately the marriage was a contract, which has ended early due to an organization exerting control way beyond its jurisdiction

792 days ago
35.

janet    

I was just reading up on Scientology. Run Katie Run. Get Suri far far away.

792 days ago
36.

Somerville    

Holmes father is an attorney and a graduate of Harvard. I am sure he has contacts in high places.

792 days ago
37.

London Vik    

I didnt sleep all last night after this story came out

792 days ago
38.

roll3567    

This will clearly all be settled quickly and quietly. That closet is bursting with skeletons.


Everyone is so quick to jump on scientology. Sure its out there, but it's no crazier than any other religion.

792 days ago
39.

South Beach    

All under the heading of "in the best interest of the child" but the "church" will obviously "on trial". Will they want to avoid exposure or take the opportunity to be "vindicated" in court if Tom wins via joint custody?

Katie has public opinion in her corner and strong family backing, Her dad is an attorney. The prep for this is clear, as it should have been. Her camp did not underestimate the opponent. Cruise is an ego maniac to the 3rd and I wouldn't put anything past him. Good luck Katie!

792 days ago
40.

brad    

Katie Holmes has always seemed like a smart, crafty girl to me. She seemed wise beyond her years in TV shows like "Dawson's Creek". Tom is in for quite a battle if this divorce turns ugly. It might be "Mission Impossible" for Tom to get everything he wants in the divorce. I'm sure Katie isn't too concerned about Tom's tax problems. It's all about getting custody of her daughter Suri.

Tom was super rich long before he met Katie. I hear he has a $250 million fortune since he was in a lot hit movies and he probably financed and produced several of them. Tom has big money like James Cameron, the hugely successful "Titanic" creator. All that money and expensive attorneys might not get him custody and a settlement that he likes though. Stay tuned. High drama like in some of those "reality shows" might be on the way.

792 days ago
41.

janet    

Curise doesn't like to loose. He's always been a control freak. Kidmans career took off after her divorce and has been very happy with Urban. After this mess is over Katie will do the same. Cruise will move on to his 4th wife and the cycle will start all over again.

792 days ago
42.

flubbergast    

we all don't see behind the curtain. nobody knows what's really going on there. tho...

i don't see any money involved besides tom gotta take care about his daughter's well being that way. it's simple. right back where the sole custody purpose is to get suri away from him and the possibility to get her involved in scientology which is not a cool "church" to believe (be brainwashed) in.

a lil judgemental, but this' what scientology wakes up there in most people with mind.

792 days ago
43.

Uh    

Why is the law different for different states?

792 days ago
44.

Everyones~A~Star    

FREE KATIE HOLMES!!!

792 days ago
45.

robocop    

May just be coincidence, but everyone of TC's marriages ended when his wives hit the ripe, old age of 33!! Some scientology tenet he lives by -- dump 'em at 33!??!! Strange -- but everything about this guy is.

792 days ago
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