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Lauryn Hill

Singer's Tax Problems

Now $440,000 Worse

8/21/2012 3:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lauryn Hill
didn't just drop the ball on a $1.8 million tax bill from the federal government -- she also failed to pay $440,000 in taxes to the State of New Jersey ... so says the State of New Jersey.

A civil judgment was entered against Hill on June 14th by a Jersey court -- finding the Fugees singer is responsible for $446,386 in unpaid state taxes.

A week before the judgment came down, Hill was charged with failing to file FEDERAL tax returns in 2005, 2006, and 2007 ... a federal crime. She pled "guilty" and now faces 3 years in prison.

But lucky for Hill,  the state tax situation hasn't become a criminal matter ... yet.

Hill is scheduled for sentencing in her federal tax case in November.

Calls to the singer's reps were not returned.

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DaveT    

Wish I could get away with not paying my taxes, since most of the money goes to bureaucrat's pockets and umpteen other profiteers and special interest groups.
But you gotta pay 'em or they show up like thugs and shake it out of you.

605 days ago
17.

campy    

That's right Lauren.....the government is out to get you because you're black. As a matter of fact, everyone that is not black is out to get you.

605 days ago
18.

Kia    

It sure would be a beatifull expression of LOVE for some of the really wealthy entertainers to show compassion and appreciation for Lauryn and pitch in to help the SISTER out. Granted it was her responsibility to pay taxes but who are we to judge not even knowing what she went through. I'm just saying , when do we get together and do something in solidarity with all our excess of wealth !!!!!!!!!

605 days ago
19.

The Neko Nation    

This self entitled racist skank needs to go to prison for ahwile.

605 days ago
20.

Deana    

Shes reportedly worth 20 million. So what's the problem? Pay your taxes!

605 days ago
21.

AdamMoore    

It's amazing how someone can go from looking like a superstar. To looking like a ghetto queen crack head because she can't manage her money. Cause that bitch looks nasty. Borrow a weave or some ****. A hat. Something. Next it's a spear and a straw skirt on the cover of natgeo

604 days ago
22.

Getdabeepouttamyface!    

YOU have got 2 be kidding me! The funnest part about these negative comments are the ignorant people who wrote them. Sure your little 40,000.00 a year selves don't mind paying taxes b/c you and people like you are reaping all the benefits of this so called land of freedom.. Wear the shoes before you talk about how they fit please! I bet if you had to watch your people struggle like dogs and be cheated every day in every way and help pay to fund racist agendas, you'd hate paying taxes too! As far as Lauryn being an idiot..Do your home work SILLY! You probably couldn't even hold a good elevator conversation with this woman b/c you'd be getting off way before she would. Oh but that's the real problem right? Jealousy is so ugly and it shines bright even in the dark. There was only 1 perfect 1..The rest of us fall short everyday... SO YOUR SHORT COMMENTS Come as no surprise good ole buddies:0) no... it's what you do, what ya daddy's did and their daddy's too... you don't know any better. God will bring his people through no matter what they face. He Promised and unlike men, he does not lie.

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