Lauryn Hill's Tax Problems Deepen, Owes $440,000 To New Jersey State

Facing up to three years in prison, Lauryn Hill now has new tax troubles.

Lauyrn Hill is facing up to three years in prison after failing to pay $1.8 million in federal taxes, but her problems with Uncle Sam run deeper than thought.

According to TMZ, the reclusive singer is also accused of failing to pay $446,386 in state taxes, says the State of New Jersey. The State entered a civil judgment against Hill on June 14th, but it hasn't yet become a criminal matter for the artist.

In June, Hill pleaded guilty to intentionally failing to file federal tax returns in 2005, 2006 and 2007. She faces up to three years in prison, and will be sentenced in November.

Responding to the situation, Hill took to Tumblr at the time to give her side of the story. "My intention has always been to get this situation rectified.  When I was working consistently without being affected by the interferences mentioned above, I filed and paid my taxes,” Hill explained. “This only stopped when it was necessary to withdraw from society, in order to guarantee the safety and well-being of myself and my family.”

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  • Why did she do this to herself

    So let's see, her debut album sold 19 million worldwide NINETEEN MILLION on a debut album and she proceeds to not make anymore albums when she had that much potential and you're telling me the money she made from that wasn't enough to pay taxes, God damn why didn't she just make music she didn't have to completely stop, yes okay family first but with those kind of sales on her first album imagine what she could have achieved, it's her fault she's in this situation

  • The_OBserver

    Damn baby gal, 17 million copies of Miseducation sold, and can't pay 1.8 million and going to jail for it????? damn am sure no one can ever refuse to give you a record deal, Def Jam, Good Music, or Rock Nation need to step up and save this talented sista or even Wyclef himself. Get a record deal, pay the taxes with your advance a mother of 7 children they need you, hip hop and the whole music industry needs you Make a plan....1.8 Million is like a $1000 to Jay Z, get at him or Kanye

  • Anonymous

    This only stopped when it was necessary to withdraw from society, in order to guarantee the safety and well-being of myself and my family. Wow, Lauryn is truley miseducated! Note: don't live the lavish life if you can't afford it. Self-deception is a major problem, especially if you gave up your career for your family. Without proper investments, its impossible to secure your well-being just from royality. When did her last album come out, around '95? How many appearance she has in a year? Has her songs licensed in TV shows / movies / etc. year after year? Well, well ...

  • DUCKMOUTH_johnson

    You ain't never lying playboy! This trick gon be eating more snatch and tossin more salad than the Golden Coral!

  • Veiny Dick Tracy

    This dumb b tch made all that damn money, didn't even pay her taxes so she had even more money to spend and that is the best hairstyle she could come up with??? I guess she already has her jail cut ready. How do you plead Lauren? "Guilty as a motha f cka." See ya laterrrrrr Lauren. Bet this trick will come out with an album now and I hope it flops like Officer Ricky's titties. Lol

  • X drop BOMBS like Nagasaki

    Thiz go out ta all ma nukkaz....If dat azz C in trouble wit da Eye-Are-Ess....picc up ya stuff and bizzounce ta MezziKo...Dem spanish nukkaz is helpful den a mutha....don't even gotta speek MezziKan, all u gotta kno iz Robert Dinero, then u got it made....WEST SIIIIIIDE!

  • Prestige

    Ridicule her if you will... but Lauryn Hill is a Freedom Fighter and you you niggas are stuck in the cave.

  • Anonymous

    Holy shit! She looks like a dude.

  • Anonymous

    "FREE WESLEY SNIPES!!!" Oh I'm sure the world is waiting with fingers crossed to see if a sequel to Passenger 57 gets greenlit.

  • showcase

    so much for an album coming out anytime soon

  • Anonymous

    Damn she got ugly

  • Ricky Rozay

    Damn Lauren pay yo taxes. You one talented ass spitta. She need to see if she can get in the studio and record an album. I'm sure lots of people waitin to hear another Lauryn Hill album. She just need to get back on that grind. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • MMG Uncut

    She should have struck a deal with Maybach Music Group- the label with the most succesful black artists of all time. And now the joke's on her- she's broke, irrelevant, and probably crazy as well.

  • Foolio

    Her problem is she gave up her career while she was on top and decided to have a gang of kids. She could be filthy rich if didn't throw her career down the drain.

  • Anonymous

    see you in the bing, cunt! lady is to DUMB to be on the streets on in a mansion... FREE WESLEY SNIPES!!!

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