Lauryn Hill Has Another $440,000 Tax Bill
Just when we thought Lauryn Hill had a $1.8 million problem in the form of a tax bill from the federal government, things got worse for her. According to the state of New Jersey, the singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer and actress owes the state over $440,000 in back taxes.
A New Jersey court entered a civil judgement against the Fugees band singer on July 14th. According to court records, the mother of six failed to pay the state of New Jersey $446,386 in state taxes.
A week prior to being charged with failing to pay her state taxes, Hill was charged with failure to file federal taxes in 2005, 2006, and 2007 which is a federal crime. The singer plead ‘guilty’ to the charges and may spend up to three years in prison.
Fortunately for Hill, her state tax bill has not resulted in criminal charges yet.
In November, the singer will learn her fate in the federal case when she will be going in for her sentencing hearing.
Since the early 2000s, Lauryn Hill has seemed to keep a very low profile and at some points was reported to be “on hiatus”. The singer and songwriter has made a few appearances which received mixed reviews and some of her concerts were cancelled, much to her fans’ disappointment.
In July 2012, Hill performed with The Roots in Philadelphia, PA.