Lauryn Hill Addresses Massive Tax Debt: It’s an uphill battle.

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill has taken to Facebook, after recently making headlines about her tax problems. Her home state of New Jersey has slapped her with a tax lien for nearly $500,000, according to BOSSIP. The site reports,

The state’s Division of Taxation says Hill – who critics lauded for her performance at the Montreal Jazz Festival earlier this month – owes $438,221, and issued the tax judgment June 30. The state has another open lien against the 41-year-old from 2012 for $446,386.60 though it was unclear Thursday whether the two tax debts were related. It’s not the first time that the “Ready Or Not” singer has run afoul of the tax man. She served three months in federal prison for tax evasion in 2013 after the feds accused her of not paying $1 million in back taxes.

On Monday, Lauryn posted the following on Facebook:

I wanted to address the recent reports in the media that I have new tax issues. This is not a new situation, I’m still taking care of past taxes. This has been an ongoing process, and I have been working steadily towards a resolution. It has been an uphill battle, but we’re getting over the hump. I left the game, I wanted out, the way it was organized needed adjustment. When you eat a lot of other people’s debts like I did, and become financially responsible for as many people as I did, a break like the one I took was necessary. It took bold, courageous moves, and cost me certain economic comforts. But it’s getting better every day, thank God, and I’m living a much more liberated existence because of it.
Thank you for your concern,

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Authored by: Kellie Williams