It's as if Lauryn Hill finally decided to start winning this weekend. Earlier, she came out with her first new song in years, entitled "Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)." Today, it's being reported she finally paid off her $900,000 tax debt. She barely made it too; her sentencing date was tomorrow.
She managed to do this in less than two weeks after she was ordered to pay the fines. Perhaps the weirdest part about this, though, is that she managed to do this without any money from record sales, according to her attorney. She explicitly said in her Tumblr letter that, "It has been reported that I signed a new record deal, and that I did this to pay taxes."
Her attorney, Nathan Hochman, confirmed Hill legitimately avoided further penalty in an email obtained by Reuters.
"Ms Hill has not only now fully paid prior to sentencing her taxes, which are part of her criminal restitution, but she has additionally fully paid her federal and state personal taxes for the entire period under examination through 2009."
Her attorney said last month that Hill lined up a loan secured by two pieces of real estate. He said on Sunday that the tax repayment came from a combination of sources but did not include funds from any new record sales.
Well, damn. Wonder what other surprises Ms. Hill has in store for 2013.