file for (something)

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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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Active Filing for Business Records explores the records management concepts, principles, processes, and considerations in developing, implementing, and maintaining effective active file systems.
If an owner can demonstrate that a boiler was installed before filing at DOB was required by law in 1955, the violation for not filing for the installation will be dismissed and no Local Law 58 penalties will be imposed, Fink added.
The first step in preparing for electronic filing for any issuer, large or small, is tn create an EDGAR working group tasked to determine timetables, compile a list of current filing procedures, evaluate resources and develop a proposed response to EDGAR.
If you really want to develop a file system, Ann Bennick's Active Filing for Business Records will give you a first-class start.
Active Filing for Business Records is arranged into 12 chapters and three appendices.
Active Filing for Business Records is a clearly written, helpful resource book that will aid in designing and maintaining an efficient, effective active file system for any organization.
The number of people filing for bankruptcy relief has more than quadrupled since 1981, with over 1.35 million filings in 1997.
For example, debtors in low exemption states might use a large portion of their remaining assets to buy a home in a state with an unlimited homestead exemption before filing for bankruptcy.
Many taxpayers consider filing for bankruptcy to solve their problems with creditors as well as possible under the circumstances and to get on with their financial lives.
Can Del count the date of mailing--"the mailbox rule"--as the date of filing for a delinquent tax return/refund claim?
Moreover, under Bankruptcy Code Section 523(a)(1), the unpaid portion is not discharged in bankruptcy and remains the responsibility of the (surviving) corporation or individual filing for bankruptcy, in addition to any taxes paid through the bankruptcy estate.
Filing for relief does not involve Form 2553, but the QSub election should be marked "FILED PURSUANT TO REV.
1.6081-5(a)(3)--but may not defer filing for more than six months from the return's original due date.
1.6081-3(a) filing extension period, foreign corporations may delay payment of taxes by three months and defer filing for six months, without incurring penalties under Sec.
A tax is not subject to discharge if the only filing for the tax year was a substitute for return prepared by the IRS.(42)