NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors have charged Lauryn Hill with willfully failing to file income tax returns with the IRS.
Authorities say Hill earned more than $1.6 million during the three years that she failed to file returns. Prosecutors say her primary source of income is royalties from the recording and film industries.
The 37-year-old South Orange, N.J., resident is scheduled to appear before a federal magistrate on June 29.
Hill got her start with The Fugees and began her solo career in 1998 with the critically acclaimed album, "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill."
Hill hit Hot 97's Summer Jam 2012 stage on Sunday (June 3), a day after headling an NYC show at Highline Ballroom. Ms. Hill, alongside Nas, took part in the night's most memorable night, performing classics as "Ready or Not," "If I Ruled the World," and "Lost Ones."
A message left for her California-based attorney, Nathan J. Hochman, was not immediately returned.