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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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106.

abby    

If Cruise and " his church" give Katie a hard time I say its time to blackball anything he does and make him a Hollywood Hasbeen. Fans should cut the income he makes from his livelyhood. Fans its time to show Cruise and Company he can't get away with his nastiness anymore. He did a number on Nicole but let him know we won' put up with his or his scientology buddies manipulations of others anymore.

845 days ago
107.

Jade    

So basically Kate always dreamt of marrying the Movie Star Tom Cruise and than she ends up with him and makes babies before she has the chance to live with the Mofo and realize he is a total lunatic. I bet she feels like One of those Children who were kidnapped for many years and finally got free. I bet she feels so relieved to escape his insanity and the crew that supports him.

845 days ago
108.

heather    

if you think about, it tom could not get nicole kidman pregnet. here me out i don't think it's his kid if you look at suri she looks like chris kline katie was with him right before tom think back people before katie was caged

845 days ago
109.

DaveT    

Katie is trying to manipulate her way into full power over their child and leave Tom out in the cold by underhandedly taking it to New York.
Tom isn't doing any of that to Katie.
Wonder which one is manipulative and narcissistic?

845 days ago
110.

DaveT    


In a prenup Tom set it up for Katie to get millions of dollars, leading up to her getting *half* of his fortune so she would be taken care of for life.
Katie set up...what was it again?...ah yes...nothing for Tom.
Wonder which of them is the giver, and which of them is the taker?

845 days ago
111.

Lucas    

I could care less about likes or hates. No one should make any comments without basis or thought. That requires more than a few sentences of hate or a short description of like. I type this because I'm not busy right now, as most of you people that surf around here all day. It's easy to click through pictures and click on crap than it is to actually formulate your own opinion or communicate with others, well I like writing and I do not care about who likes it or does not. Short Enough?

845 days ago
112.

Bryan    

Maybe Katie couldn't tolerate Tom's boyfriends anymore! Or as they call them in Hollywood now........his "masseurs".....

845 days ago
113.

Toilethead    

She's going to hose his ass. HAHHAHAHAHAHHAHHAAA.

845 days ago
114.

fargone    

Tom will agree to Katie's demands....on condition that she stays mum about Scientology and not write a book about their time together...ever. Then there's all that additional money she will be offered to STFU.

845 days ago
115.

DaveT    

(we need a new Lindsay the Cutie story)

845 days ago
116.

Connor James    

Why would Tom who supports Obama and his tax principles want to avoid paying more in taxes?

845 days ago
117.

CRAZYGIRL    

I'm glad Katie woke up from the scientology dream and is getting away from Mr. Creepy and the rest of the puppets from Mars...

845 days ago
118.

shar    

the media will make it the War of the Roses, but its probably not even close. They would drop their drawers in a second if Tom would give them an interview and kiss his little white ass. Whoever filed, I am sure it was a decision that didn't come lightly. The media will f--k any story up.

845 days ago
119.

Connor James    

Why would Tom, who loves Obama and his taxation principles want to not pay his fair share of taxes? I don't get it big Dan.
I mean what does this guy do for the betterment of his fellow man anyways?

845 days ago
120.

redriverrunt    

there is a bigger issue here. if child custody is determined by the religious beliefs of a parent, then how much longer will it take for the humanistic justice system to award custody to non christians based on there own disagreements with christian beliefs.

845 days ago
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