Five-time Grammy winner Lauryn Hill on Thursday was charged with failing to file federal income tax returns for three years during which she earned more than $1.8 million, officials said. Hill’s primary source of income is royalties from the recording and film industries, prosecutors said. She also owns and operates four corporations: Creations Music, Inc., Boogie Tours, Inc., L.H. Productions 2001, Inc. and Studio 22, Inc., according to court papers.
Hill allegedly failed to file returns for 2005, 2006 and 2007, federal prosecutors said. The three counts against Lauryn Hill each carry a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a $100,000 fine.