Lauryn Hill will be spending the next three months in the slammer for tax evasion. She made some $1.5 million a few years ago and didn’t pay the taxes on it. A modest earning by today’s entertainment industry salaries, if you ask me. One and a half mill is what Jay Z spends on booze and diamond-dust baby powder for Blue Ivy Carter.
Apparently being part of the 1% wasn’t enough for Hill, so she claimed that as a black person she is somehow entitled to not paying taxes. Right.
Memo to Lauryn Hill: when you are a fucking millionaire, you get yourself a fucking good financial advisor and team of lawyers and start getting into the whole hide-your-assets-through-loopholes thing. This is what all 1%ers do and now that you are no longer a slave (to poverty), you gotta get into this whole legal tax evasion thing, girl.
Obama worked hard to maintain that privilege for folks like you. Wouldn’t it be a shame if you wasted it all by actually paying your taxes?
Hide your money in offshore accounts, donate to a church you created and take a tax deduction, say your prized horse makes you feel better about yourself and tax deduct it as a medical expense. I mean shit, if you play it right, you are probably even owed money back from the government. That’s how 1%ers remain the 1%. And you gotta get into it. Look at all those Wall Street execs, Congressmen, even presidential candidates: they are all doing it right while you keep doing it all wrong. But I guess that’s the nouveau rich person in you.
Regardless. When you have money you don’t just not pay taxes – that’s stupid and obvious. You invest some money in a bunch of pros who help you to legally not pay them.