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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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91.

And thats the truth    

Katie lets Suri wear lipstick and high heels which seems a little weird to me. She wants to take Suri away from her dad.....really? It does not matter how weird that people think Tom is, it is not cool to try to take her dad out of the picture. I am looking at a photo of Tom carying Suri and she has her arms wrapped around Tom's neck holding on for dear life with her head on his shoulder. She loves her daddy, that is for sure.

761 days ago
92.

janet    

It's all about the Scientology.

761 days ago
93.

R    

No, Tom, an aluminum hat won't help you now.

761 days ago
94.

swaogasgo    

well this will be the first and only time she 'screwed' him..............LOL

now chris klein gets to see his daughter

761 days ago
95.

josh    

Don't you people who work at TMZ ever get tired of being up peoples arse? It must get pretty dirty and smelly having a job where you are up celebs arses everyday of the year!

761 days ago
96.

2drk2fck    

or she got tired being of being the beard and now shes going to get him back for all the BS!

761 days ago
97.

kandjmom    

While I don't agree with Tom Cruise's religious views, Katie wasn't a child when they married. She was 28 years old. She saw Tom and Nicole's children and how they had been distanced from their mother. She wasn't worried about they're relationship with their mother and siad that they called mom. If she felt like Tom was okay to raise those children, then he should co-parent with her too. She can't have it both ways.

761 days ago
98.

Stella    

Katie learned a lot from Nicole's mistakes.
Maybe she will have better luck keeping Suri

761 days ago
99.

early    

Finally,,,, He put the whack in whack job!!!! God bless Katie and her little Angel!!!

761 days ago
100.

CoCo DeLuXe    

'Tis about time. He brought her down. Seriously. *** youravon.com/fabulousness ***

761 days ago
101.

eskay    

So the night that poor Suri was conceived, was Tom Cruise screaming in his head "I can act straight, I can act straight!"

761 days ago
102.

Barbarascy    

This girl may not be as dumb as she looks. The thing about this is; WHY is she divorcing him? The public may never know because there has still been no official word on why he divorced Nicole Kidman. I like Tom Cruise, but I think there are some issues with him and he is having trouble keeping wives. This divorce may be weider than his last; He did jump on a couch on national t.v. over Ms. Holmes. He

761 days ago
103.

Martin    

You should have known better in the first place Katie than to marry a Scienweirdology dude.

761 days ago
104.

RaineeDrops    

"Scientology was founded in 1953 by fiction author L. Ron Hubbard, just four years after he made the statement, “I'd like to start a religion—that's where the money is.” That is where he found wealth, also—Hubbard became a multi-millionaire."


the guy's motive was to make money off of vulnerable people that would fall for his brainwashing, his fees, his memberships, his books and brainwashing material.

Cult.

761 days ago
105.

ThePhoenix    

They have Suri, he GIVES her the apt. and she wants MORE? Come on play nice you have a kid.


Tom screw them but don't marry them anymore !!

761 days ago
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