10 celebrities who faced tax problems

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Lauren Hill

Lauren Hill may have won five Grammys and sold more than 19 million copies of her solo album, but that didn't save her from being jailed for failure to pay her taxes. She was sentenced to three months in jail, then three months confined to her home, for failing to pay tax on £1.2 of earnings between 2005 and 2007.

And she's not the only celebrity to have fallen foul of the tax system.


Hill told the court that she had meant to pay the taxes, but she had withdrawn from public life in order to raise her six children, so had been unable to pay the tax bill. She has since paid the money back, but must still spend three months at Danbury open prison.

It's clearly going to be a tough time for the mum of six, but she may be able to draw some comfort from the fact that there are plenty of celebrities who have had trouble with the tax system. Check out the gallery below for some other celebs that have fallen foul of the tax system.

Celebrities who fell foul of the tax system

Celebrities who fell foul of the tax system

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