file for

file for (something)

To submit the paperwork for something. The phrase is often used in legal matters. Is it true that Tina filed for divorce?
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file for something

to submit an application or document for something. The company filed for bankruptcy. Let's file for reorganization.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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* Was delinquent, he or she may file for a refund within three years of the return's filing date, but only as to the tax paid within three years of the return filing (prepaid taxes are deemed paid on the original return's due date).
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If he has not filed a return for the tax year immediately preceding the current tax year (other than the one that he had to file for the first tax year), he must file the return no later than the earlier of (1) 16 months after the due date set forth in Sec.
6425(a), a corporation can file Form 4466, Corporation Application to Quick Refund of Overpayment for Estimated Tax, to adjust an estimated-tax overpayment, rather than waiting to file for a refund on Form 1120.
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