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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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PennyV    

I think Tom is a great actor but he seem too controlling. I am rooting for Katie all the way. She seemed so miserable every time she was in the press.

810 days ago
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janet    

@gypsy...I agree, even her parents said it was nice to have the old katie back. She will have plenty of support.


Curise is way too controling and this Scientology crap is way too much. Remember Katies Scientology 'silent birth' garbarge and Cruises crap about Brook Shields post partum depression. Cruise is too nuts with this Scientology stuff.

810 days ago
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john johnson    

shes not the first peoson to screw tom cruise, AND WON'T BE THE LAST!!!

810 days ago
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chooprom    

Most marriages fail, hollywood or not, Scientology or catholic or Bhuddist or none of those. The institution of "marriage" "for life" itself appears to be bankrupt and and old tradition that seems to not suit our lifestyles anymore.

810 days ago
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scoopie    

Well, we know she's been living there, and he apparently didn't have a problem with that. Could be worse, could be the UK.

810 days ago
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BoomerSooner    

I believe her daddy is a lawyer. Sure hope so because she is going to need an army. And, he needs to pay. He's sheltered money in the Church of Scientology way too long. California is BROKE and needs that tax money. I'm sure New York could put it to good use too. It's going to be a good show, but may the force be with HER

810 days ago
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BoomerSooner    

I believe her daddy is a lawyer. Sure hope so because she is going to need an army. And, he needs to pay. He's sheltered money in the Church of Scientology way too long. California is BROKE and needs that tax money. I'm sure New York could put it to good use too. It's going to be a good show, but may the force be with HER

810 days ago
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janet    

It seems as though Holmes had a good enough taste of Scientology over the years and doesn't like it and want's no part of that for her daughter.


She doesn't was his money doesn't need his money she is protecting her daughter. Nothing to do with Cruise being a bad father Holmes doesn't want Scientology shoved down her daughters throat.


Seems to be the same thing with Cruise. Controlling and Scientology.

810 days ago
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writenow    

See the problems with her law firm at Katie Holmes Divorce"

810 days ago
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Typocentral    

OUGHT TO, not OUTTA

810 days ago
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BoomerSooner    

i believe her Daddy is a lawyer. She is going to need an army of them to fight this. I DO hope she gets what she wants and I DO hope he gets taxed A LOT. He's been avoiding it via Scientology for years.

810 days ago
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Toilethead    

He's going to get reamed. HHAHAHHHAHAAAA.

810 days ago
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bearforce1    

Scientology is evil and sick.

810 days ago
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janet    

Still sounds like the bulk of this is over Scientology. If Holmes could be assured that Scientology will play no part in their daughters life I don't think joint custody would be a problem.

810 days ago
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bearforce1    

Come on Anonymous get stuck in...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCbKv9yiLiQ

810 days ago
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