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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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Chapter 11 bankruptcies are filed for the purpose of reorganizing a financial structure.
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Tax return filed for the first year of the intended S election: If the entity seeking the election has filed a return for the first tax year of the intended S election within six months of the return due date (excluding extensions), it may request relief for the late election by filing the properly completed election form(s) and the supporting documents described below.
* When is a return deemed filed for purposes of the three-year rule?
In general, a Form 5500 filed for a DFE will include Schedules D and H.
Source Income Subject to Withholding, are filed for the U.S.-source gross income and (4) the tax liability of the partners for that gross income is fully satisfied because tax has been withheld at the source.
The taxpayer, a lawyer and partner in a law firm, relied on his business partner, an attorney with tax expertise who had prepared the taxpayer's return in prior years and who had filed for the taxpayer's automatic extension, to file an additional extension of time to file his individual return.
However, if there are passive activity losses, credits or at-risk losses that were not claimed in a closed year, these can be used in full on returns filed for subsequent open years; the carryovers are not decreased by the amount that would have otherwise been allowed had they been applied consistent with the present rules.