Lauryn Hill Fails To Fulfill Her Free Federal Tax Filing Obligations

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Lauryn Hill is charged for not filing free federal tax returns

On Thursday the U.S. attorney’s office in New Jersey publicized that the Eight-time Grammy award winner, Lauryn Hill, was charged because of her inability to file income tax returns with the IRS for several years.

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Lauryn hill’s main source of income is the royalties she gets from the recording and film industries. Between 2005 and 2007, she earned more that $1.6 million and these are the years she failed to oblige to her free federal tax filing obligations. According to the court documents, she is also the owner and operator of Creations Music Inc., Boogie Tours Inc., L.H. Productions 2001 Inc. and Studio 22 Inc.

After the announcement, her California based lawyer as well as her publicist got word of the charges. However, her publicist did not reply to the emails immediately.

Although Hill began her first solo career in 1998 with the highly acclaimed album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” the 37 year old celebrity got her start with The Fugees.

Time magazine called her the face of “The Hip-Hop Nation” because of her first album. Critics claimed that her synthesis of rap and soul lyrics helped her sell 8 million copies of the album.

Later after this success she disappeared from the public scene in order to raise her six children. Five of them she had with Rohan Marley.

She attended Columbia High School in Maplewood and her current residence is based in Orange County, a suburb just west of Newark.

Her hearing is scheduled before a federal Judge on the 29th of June. If she is convicted, she is likely going to face a year in prison and pay a penalty of $100,000 on each charge.

Chris Christie and Taxes At 10% Realistic Or Rediculous

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A ten percent income tax for every citizen in New Jersey is Governor Chris Christie‘s plan. His belief is that to change the present economic crisis requires a radical approach to income taxes. A fiscal conservative he proposing to cut the state’s spending at the same time he is promoting income tax cuts.

Christie views himself as an economic visionary who is willing to take tough actions to pull his state out of its economic quagmire. His speaking engagements on radio, television, and at town hall meetings make him appear as a current Republican candidate for president, but his goal is the 2016 election. He is confident his plan will work for New Jersey and the Nation. In California, Illinois, and New York, Democratic governors are taking an opposite approach to his plan. They are raising taxes for all citizens and making sure the upper-class proportionally pay an equal share of their taxes. These Democratic governors want to lower the deficits in their states. Borrowing on empty bank accounts will only create more debt. States cannot be competitive if their economic standing is low and they have no money for their states infrastructure and basic needs.

Tax policies, which put on increased burden a state’s ability to be economically solvent are seen by many leaders as unrealistic. His plan which borrows from a bankrupt account may not be what New Jersey needs. His plan is radical, but similar to elective surgery the people of his state may want a second opinion.