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LAURYN HILL CHARGED With Failure To File Her Taxes For THREE YEARS!

Rapper and actress Lauryn Hill has been charged with failing to file three taxes for three years, despite earning nearly $1.6 million.  Get the deets inside....

 

Despite earning $1.6M in income from royalties and performances, but busy being mom to 6 kids, Lauryn Hill has been charged with failure to file her taxes for 2005, 2006 and 2007.  The charges are directed towards the four companies that Lauryn owns: Creations Music, Boogie Tours, L.H. Productions 2001 and Studio 22.  AP News reports:

"According to court documents, in 2005 Hill received a total gross income in excess of $818,000; during 2006, she received $222,000; and in 2007, $761,000. Each of the three tax charges against Hill carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a $100,000 fine."

The rap diva, who recently appeared at Summer Jam 2012, is scheduled to appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Shipp on June 29 in regards to the charges.  Possible consequences?  Maximum 1 year in jail or $100,000 fine per charge.  Damn homie.

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What u did not pay the irs?

What u did not pay the irs? Rohan Marley fault. U got 6 kids, tell me only 2Rohan who the other 4 daddy?
Anonymous's picture

Lauryn Hill you are in my

Lauryn Hill you are in my prayers.... May God cover you and your family in the Holy blood of Jesus Christ.
Anonymous's picture

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SUNSHINESCLOSET.COM
Anonymous's picture

She didnt pay them cause she

She didnt pay them cause she need that money to pay for all those damn kids!
Anonymous's picture

LOL! leave my Lauryn alone.

LOL! leave my Lauryn alone. Why are they calling her a rapper though? she is more than that
Anonymous's picture

When it comes to paying Uncle

When it comes to paying Uncle Sam you'd better be hands on. There are so many horror stories out there to back that up, she must've been really out of it during her difficult time. She seems to be on her way back so Im sure she'll work it out.
Realist 's picture

Since they're businesses, she

Since they're businesses, she probably hired someone to take care of the taxes and they failed to do so. If it was her responsiblity, shame on her.
513hotgirl's picture

Don't know if she just

Don't know if she just forgot... or doesn't want to... jail for a year suckss. http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/2012/06/singer-lauryn-hill-charged-f...
Anonymous's picture

Wow...gotta watch those who

Wow...gotta watch those who are supposed to be taking care of things on your behalf...
Anonymous's picture

Only in this country do we

Only in this country do we allow this government to unfairly levy and prosecute people for taxes. Most of us think we have to take it. We never stand up to the s*** that they do to us. Your local and federal goverments claim they get taxes to pay for services in your area but every time you look up they are crying broke and cannot make any budgets but then you hear about money being spent on projects that serve no purpose and do not better our communities or what should be our national interests! Time to wake up and fight people!!!
Money First's picture

Wow beeoch pay your taxes! I

Wow beeoch pay your taxes! I love Lauryn Hill's music but she has been of the rails for sometime now. YOU HAVE TO PAY YOUR TAXES BOO BOO!
Anonymous's picture

the government makes people

the government makes people pay taxes for their pesonal talent,skills,trades,or labor that the indivdual does with no help from them who i ask taught lauryn to sing or write or make music some little fictishous bearded cartoon guy who represents the government who stole the country from indians to begin with cause wars over oil imputed slavery and promotes racisim and they charge you for your god given gifts because people enjoy you pleassse! leave her and others in similar situations alone and legalize everything.
Anonymous's picture

ALL THEM DAMN KIDS, SHE MIGHT

ALL THEM DAMN KIDS, SHE MIGHT OF FORGOT!
NOWAY's picture

not nice

not nice
Anonymous's picture

For the record Rohan has two

For the record Rohan has two businesses that are quite viable and successful. He is the owner and distributor of Marley Blue mountain Coffee and co-owner with some of his sibling of Tuff Gong clothing named after their father's recording studio. He also launch a successful headphone beats similar to Dr. Dre. So for you morons thinking that he was living off Lauren's supposed money think again. Bitch aint had a hit since mis-education. And yall might wanna glorify this bitch but remember she got too big for her breeches and publicly stated that her music was not for white people. Right after the bitch went cuckoo for coco puffs. Haven t been the same since. Bitch got too arrogant, bout call her Ms. Hill, more like Ms. Cray Cray.
Anonymous's picture

Would y'all stop blaming

Would y'all stop blaming Rohan Marley for crazy ass Lauren's fuck ups. She is bat shit crazy , plain and simple , man just look at her clothes. Why is it always the Caribbean that is at fault when ever an AA mess up. MJB fraudulent , thieving scam charity was blame on poor Keandu, dont start with CB we all know everything he has ever done is Rihanna's fault. Stop with the damn victim mentality that ish aint cute no more.
Anonymous's picture

Dear Anonymous posted

Dear Anonymous posted @5:32................ how dumb r u, Chris Brown is responsible for whatever Chris Brown did and does in the future. Everyone is in control of their OWN actions and he made a dumb mistake via "his own hands". Grown up because if YOU go out and rob a bank, YOU did it because YOU wanted to, you can not go into court and expect to a get out of jail free card because YO COUSIN or YO GIRLFRIEND MADE YOU DO IT. Silly goose..!!!!
Kelly's picture

@Kelly I was not going to

@Kelly I was not going to dignify your dumb ass response with an answer .......but I will....If your down syndrome ass had read the other post you would have realized that i was responding to people blaming her ex Rohan Marley who happens to be Jamaican for all her problems...... B4 you get all froggy and jump investigate first. Dumb ho.
Anonymous's picture

On the topic of her 6 kids.

On the topic of her 6 kids. Why would you have so many kids from the most insignificant REJECT of all the Marley kids. He's no good and never married you. Why? This girl just disturbs me. Miseducation was what i thought a diary of all my wrongs and things learned. What in the h happened. You were suppose to do BIG BIG THINGS. The voice of our generation. Why Why and Why again?
LovelyGirl's picture

Why is it that the rich never

Why is it that the rich never want to file/pay their taxes? Pay your damn taxes like us little people!
Anonymous's picture

Why do these celebs do this?

Why do these celebs do this? If they were bothering me over a lil 2000 dollars that I owed one year. You know that they are not gonna let you go about owing 1.6 million. Do they honest think they will just let this slide? We all have seen so many celebs time and time again go to jail over this. What makes you think you are so invincible and they would not notice for 3 years you not paying your taxes. It would be a D Shame if she had to go to jail w/ 6 kids needing her so much over not paying the IRS. We all know that no good Marley guy won't step up to the plate and take them now that he has his new chick in his life! I really don't think she's that crazy because when she needs more money she knows how too throw a concert real quick to bring the funds in!
LovelyGirl's picture

First 6 kids out of wedlock;

First 6 kids out of wedlock; now tax evasion. Lauryn, my heart hurts.
Anonymous's picture

This makes me sad.

This makes me sad.
Anonymous's picture

WOW!! Ms HILL is going to

WOW!! Ms HILL is going to JAIL FOR SURE!!! smh
Anonymous's picture

Dont get this BS at all,

Dont get this BS at all, these superstars make millions then act like we are suppose to feel sad for they azzzzz because the govt after them. Most of us regular folks file a tax return EVERY YEAR like we are suppose to, so keep thinkin yall above the law and the law gone show you what comes next. DO NOT PASS GO, DO NOT COLLECT $200 TAKE YO AZZZZZ TO JAIL..... (lol yall know the rest)
Kelly's picture

I bet Rohan tols...I bet it

I bet Rohan tols...I bet it was HIS job the pay taxes and he did not do it. But you still have to make sure things are done. Especially when it's in YOUR name.
Furious_Digitari™®'s picture

she'll be ok

she'll be ok MFFUNCUT_COM
Anonymous's picture

but how do you owe taxes with

but how do you owe taxes with 892 dependents???
shuga's picture

LOL for real on that one!

LOL for real on that one! You are sooo wrong for that! Ha!
PDk's picture

LMAO thats exactly where

LMAO thats exactly where she's headed, but this goes to show that if she depended on that loser azzzz man to handle that portion of their business than she brought all this on herself. DEPEND ON NO ONE BUT YOURSELF TO HANDLE IMPORTANT BUSINESS and stop spending all the millions and pay your taxes cause the govt GONE get theirs.
Kelly's picture

HILARIOUS! I damn near

HILARIOUS! I damn near flat-lined at that comment!!!!
Anonymous's picture

looks like Lauryn is being

looks like Lauryn is being Federlined just like Britney Spears. the Marley probably called the IRS on her so he can end up with custody and collecting child support. gots to be more careful!
shuga's picture

Please. The Marleys have way

Please. The Marleys have way more money than Lauryn Hill. Their father's music is still played heavily in movies, radio, commercials, etc. in America and all around the world. Not only that, but the majority of them have their own companies both in and outside the music industry that are doing extremely well. So, he definitely doesn't need to collect child support. You only get charged when you purposefully ignore the IRS notices. They've been sending her notices since she failed to pay them the first time. That is seven years of ignoring notices from the IRS. Um, yeah, they'll come after you hard for not acknowledging them.
Anonymous's picture

she should have stayed hiding

she should have stayed hiding out and out of the public eye,and they would have never known ,but because she was hurting for money and needed to start preforming again,she put herself out there, now she really messed up, i'm sure she doesn't have the money thats why she started back performing,oh well maybe some of the marleys can keep her kids when she goes to jail,womp,womp
lioness's picture

Dam L-Boogie, yoy know the

Dam L-Boogie, yoy know the IRS don't play and don't give a dam about celebrities. They always wait a few years and then BUST YO AZZ....and they will collect their money plus interest, smh.....people pay your taxes and stop thinking you can get over
K.Star's picture

Lauryn is about to be knows a

Lauryn is about to be knows a Jail House Boogie. What an idiot. Jah Rule, Wesley Snipes and the list goes on. They WILL make an example out of you sweetie. And you owe so much. Half a Million. And I know you did not pull that in last year from all that touring. And we all know you did that touring because you needed the money. The FALL of a person who gave the illusion she was together. So sad.
Furious_Digitari™®'s picture

She should have stayed out of

She should have stayed out of the spotlight! Folks rooting for you and you doing dumb shit like this....
Happy's picture

oooh......

oooh......
BlackBerry's picture

I'll never understand why

I'll never understand why celebs don't pay their taxes...N E V E R!!!!!! You have to be living in a cave somewhere to not know when it's time to pay our dear old Uncle Sam...
Anonymous's picture

YIKES! Hopefully she can

YIKES! Hopefully she can resolve this w/out facing any jail time!
Destiny's picture

"B*tch you better pay

"B*tch you better pay attention!!!!" - Wesley Snipes
Anonymous's picture

Lauryn...I mean Miss

Lauryn...I mean Miss Hill......there are only two things you have to do in life. 1. Is pay taxes. You have so many kids and it would be horrible to have to see them exist without you. Say HI to Wesley Snipes when you go in. So disappointed in you.
Furious_Digitari™®'s picture

Damn...L-Boogie in jail is

Damn...L-Boogie in jail is soooooo not a good look! I hope all works out! Heard about it on the radio just now too.
Moneboo's picture

poor thing

poor thing
Anonymous's picture

Welll....someone had to mind

Welll....someone had to mind the kids. Can she still write a check or is she beyond? Why are they arresting her as oppossed to maybe placing a lien or something. Is this a case of - she got notices and ignored them? Sounds rather harsh - but why didn't she pay though. Taxes and death are the only certain things in this world! (oh and weight gain)
Errors galore....'s picture

They can't place a lien when

They can't place a lien when there's no balance.
Anonymous's picture

*not*

*not*
Marek's Wifey's picture

Write a check quick,

Write a check quick, Lauryn...ain't nobody babysitting 6 kids, girl! I don't get why these rich people think they can get away with no filing taxes, isn't that what you pay people to stay on top of for you?
Marek's Wifey's picture

Whoa !!!

Whoa !!!
Anonymous's picture

The IRS doesn't play. The Po

The IRS doesn't play. The Po Po are coming next
Becky's picture

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