Lauryn Hills Delinquent Tax Returns – revenge of the cat ladies
Lauryn Hill’s parents are 150 years old! The singer received a three-month prison sentence yesterday for failing to file tax returns, but the New Jersey native still may struggle with math, according to the reliable source of tax news, TMZ.com:
“I was put into a system I didn’t know the nature of. … I’m a child of former slaves. I got into an economic paradigm and had that imposed on me,” Hill said.
She continued, “I sold 50 million units … now I’m up here paying a tax debt. If that’s not likened to slavery, I don’t know what is.”
Ideas that would work perfectly well in song lyrics can sound so wrong in court. The artist describes feelings, impressionistically. It’s in no way an excuse or justification. But sometimes artists/politicos use court as a forum for expression without any expectation that it will advance their legal cause. One can intelligently and consciously eschew persuasion and victory.
Perhaps. Still, sometimes celebrities just say strange things.
Russ Fox, Reversing Two Penalties That Should Never Have Been Charged. The IRS can’t even get its own tax filing deadlines right. It should be fun to watch them take over the health system.