Lauryn Hill faces possible jail term for tax evasion

The singer allegedly failed to file her tax returns from 2005 to 2007

Lauryn Hill faces possible jail term for tax evasion

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Lauryn Hill could end up in jail after she was found to have evaded tax payments for three years running.

The singer allegedly failed to file tax returns to the IRS in 2005, 2006 and 2007, a period in which she earned an estimated $1.8million, reports Reuters via Rolling Stone.

Hill is scheduled to appear in court on June 29 in Newark, New Jersey, to face three counts of evading tax payments, each of which holds a maximum penalty of one year in jail as well as a $100,000 fine.

In April, Lauryn Hill played her first UK show in over five years. The former Fugees singer, who is set to release her long-awaited second studio album 'The Return' later this year, headlined London's IndigO2.

Her second studio LP will be released a full 14 years after her multi-million selling debut record 'The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill' came out.

The singer last made headlines in the summer of last year, when she was sued for harassment and unpaid wages by her former guitarist Jay Gore for over $20,000 (£12,250). In the lawsuit, Gore accused Hill of regularly dishing out public dress down members of her band in front of groups of people and of not paying him correctly.

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