Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill Faces Jail Time Over $1.6 Million Dollar Tax Bill

(AllHipHop News) Rapper Lauryn Hill is facing a one year jail sentence, over unpaid taxes it was announced today (June 7).

The Wall Street Journal reports that U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced the three-count charge against the Grammy Award-winning singer, who allegedly failed to pay taxes for three calendar years.

Lauryn Hill allegedly missed paying taxes for the years of 2005, 2006 and 2007.

According to the IRS, the rapper/singer failed to pay taxes on over $1.6 million in taxable income.

Lauryn Hill faces a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a $100,000 fine.

She will appear in court to address the charges on June 29.

  • YaheardSyndicate

    Time to Tour

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  • If she goes to jail, I riot!!!

    •  and they’ll rush yo ass in jail too..

  • Nemesis_Enforcer

    $1.6 million in taxes, or $1.6million in taxable income? There’s a difference.

    • Romia Blue

      they definitely said taxable income. nice catch

    • iam glad iam not the only one tht caught that… thats a big difference

    • tab58064

       yeah, so at the very most now she may owe 400k because of interest and penalties.  By the time a tax attorney finishes working things out with the IRS she’ll end up paying 150K.

  • WillVetterGoodin

    The white man gettin her down again! 

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  • dominicancoke

    an insanity plea
    would be very very credible for her

  • Romia Blue

    Chick got all dem babies and her baby daddy done left her…smh
    I’m still trying to figure out how folk just FORGET to pay a bill. We struggling to keep a bytch from callin us about a missed DUE date and y’all go YEARS without paying Sam?
    mo money, mo problems but the irs wouldn’t be one of them. If NOBODY ELSE get they shyt, best believe Sam will get his first. Damn a DirecTv

    • churchboy2

      Go easy, Ma; she’s not been in the country (and game) for how long?

      I’ll bet her business manager can’t even remember that she’s his client – much less remember to file on her behalf.

      • Romia Blue

        I’m easy…but folk quick to give entertainers a pass because they haven’t been in the game. You can’t keep passing responsibility on to others either. I mean she did little joints here and there with artists like Joss Stone so she wasn’t completely missing those 3 years. But let’s be real. Responsibility is responsibility. If she does have a biz manager to take care of things like income taxes, I bet he didn’t forget to get his pay check from her; so how can he forget to file her taxes for a 3 year stretch? No receipts or nothing lol…sorry, I don’t buy it.

      • that’s crazy. don’t b so taken by the system. Did u know that at least 6 months out of the year, you’re working for Uncle Sam??

        Did you know taxing us for our income is ILLEGAL???

        no, seriously. American citizens are dumb.

      • tab58064

         I agree with you, but people in this country just settle with getting fucked-over.

    • F*CK UNCLE SAM.

      HER MONEY IS FOR HER BABIES.

      DON’T PUT UNCLE SAM BEFORE YOUR PEOPLE.

      THAT’S WHAT GO US IN THIS SITUATION IN THE FIRST PLACE

      • Romia Blue

        Uncle Sam is the FACE of what got us into this mess. The majority of it are politicians who refuse to tax the highest income wage earners in order to bring down the deficit and get us out of this shyt. Indirectly, yes “uncle sam” is the government but it’s the people who put these jacka$$es in the position to run shyt by either 1) voting for what they know (if your parent was a democrat, than so are you) or 2) not voting at all so those already IN power can keep the bullshyt going. During WWI the percentage taxes on the rich was upwards 70%…this was during the war. But we got politicians on tv talking about “Oh, taxing the rich won’t get us out of this 3 trillion dollar debt”; meanwhile their taxes are the lowest they’ve been since the history of this country. They refuse to cut the defense budget but right now we spend $300M a year to prepare for a war that may or may not happen by stock piling weapons. Schools and Hospitals aren’t getting built, but postal jobs are getting cut and some how, our tax money is going on upgrading Guantanamo Bay.

        I’m gonna say this again and you take it how you want to lol…
        People stay piping up about the insignificant shyt but when it comes to what they should be crying foul about, they stay quiet. We get TOLD that America is a democracy but be damn if y’all take ya’ll a$$es out there to put the people IN the offices to speak for you. Wisconsin ALMOST got Scott Walker out of office but I’m more than positive that we had some late horses up to the gates. How many of y’all know whether or not your voting laws have changed for your state?

        At the end of the day, it’s about responsibility. Point, blank, period. Don’t get me wrong…I love Lauryn but us loving her outloud ain’t gonna keep the IRS out of her pocket. We all got to pay no matter how many times you say Phuck Uncle Sam lol…and if the shyt is so illegal, run for government on that platform and see what office u win.

        When you don’t revisit your history, you’re bound to repeat it.

        #steps off soapbox, exit stage left

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  • Instead of speaking on Nicki Minaj and SUMMERJAM drama try handling you’re own business Ms Hill……..Watch how much longer till she start hearing voices again….lol

  • johnblacksad

    WTF? The tax man must have never heard songs like ‘Ex-Factor’… c’mon, erase the sh!t already, that’s Lauryn Hill yo!

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  • i feel like alot of people assume that just bc a rapper owes money in taxes that they are broke… i doubt lauryn is broke… its that they trust accountants to manage their money and errors like this happen… its not 1.6 min in taxes, its that she made $1.6 million and didnt pay taxes on that, which is only a couple hundred thousand dollars (i say only bc if u put it in perspective it isnt that much when you as multi-millionaire.  when you dealing with that much money, its the accountants fault…

    • tab58064

       You’re 100 % correct.  Hell she could do 10 shows and a few appearances by June 29 and make what she owes.

  • good, i have no love for her racist ass

    • ..AND HOW IS SHE RACIST??..

    • wtf???

      i can’t stand white folks who think Black folks who speak the truth are racists.

      f*ck ya’ll feelings, LOOK WTF THEY DID TO US

  • UH OH..

  • rep87

    Get a good tax lawyer my sista

    • tab58064

       Yep and pay less than half of what they say she owes.  I think a lot of wealthy people are doing this shit anyway, because in the end they save money by allowing a tax attorney to negotiate a settlement with the IRS.  The penalties and interest make it almost impossible for the average person who owes back taxes to pay if they get behind a few years.  The IRS is worse than your neighborhood loan-shark almost.

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  • mrgibson

    those artists are probably so busy that they forget to keep up with that shit, especially with all those children she has running around.  Not like that that’s an excuse or anything. 

  • F*CK ‘EM LAURYN, THEY AINT WRITE NARY LYRIC TO BE “TAXIN” YOU.

    UNCLE SAM CAN EAT A DICK!!!!!!!!

    GO DO A FEW MO & MAKE AN ALBUM ABOUT IT.

    THAT MONEY IS FOR THE BABIES. F*CK THE SYSTEM.

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  • Michael Haney

    IF THERE IS ANYONE OUT THERE WHO CAN CONTACT LAURYN, I CAN HELP HER DEFEAT THE IRS’S & DOJ’s ATTEMPT TO FORCE HER TO PAY A TAX THAT NO LAW REQUIRES HER TO PAY. I HAVE THE TRACK RECORD TO PROVE THIS. I CAN BE REACHED AT tmikesf2@gmail.com. Peace, Michael: