Belfast Telegraph

Friday 22 August 2014

Hill signs record deal to pay taxes

Lauryn Hill faces a jail sentence for tax evasion if she does not settle her debt

Lauryn Hill says she has signed with Sony to pay her overdue taxes.

The former Fugees star pleaded guilty last year to not paying federal taxes on 1.8 million dollars earned from 2005 to 2007.

The 37-year-old mother-of-six posted on her Tumblr blog that she "signed a new record deal, and that I did this to pay taxes."

The total Lauryn owes is in dispute, but it is around 1 million dollars. Her next sentencing date in New Jersey is May 6, and she faces a jail sentence if her tax bill is not settled.

Lauryn also says she's working on new music. She hasn't released much music since her 1998 solo debut, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. It has sold more than 10 million albums and won five Grammy Awards.

The singer writes that she's not only signing with Sony because of her legal woes, but also because she needs to express her creativity.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Leo:

Trust your intuition about a domestic matter. If you think it's time to get a new place, start looking for one. You could find a home that cultivates tranquillity and relaxation. Escaping the fray will be a relief. Although you enjoy socialising, you also crave private time. Being able to watch movies, read books and listen to music replenishes your batteries. A needy relative could request help. This would be a good time to establish some healthy boundaries. Stop dropping everything for this relative's benefit.More