Ac­tress Fan fined for tax eva­sion

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE - By XIN­HUA

Ac­tress Fan Bing­bing has been or­dered to pay hun­dreds of mil­lions of yuan in taxes and fines be­cause of tax eva­sion, tax au­thor­i­ties an­nounced on Wed­nes­day.

The State Tax­a­tion Ad­min­is­tra­tion and its Jiangsu Pro­vin­cial Tax Ser­vice said they started in­ves­ti­gat­ing Fan in early June af­ter re­ceiv­ing in­for­ma­tion from mem­bers of the pub­lic ac­cus­ing the in­ter­na­tion­ally known ac­tress of evad­ing taxes through con­tract fraud.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors found that she had evaded pay­ing about 7.3 mil­lion yuan ($1.07 mil­lion) in per­sonal in­come tax and busi­ness taxes dur­ing her work on the Chi­nese film The Bomb­ing.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors found that Fan and comp a n i e s of which she is the le­gal rep­re­sen­ta­tive have tax ar­rears amount­ing to 248 mil­lion yuan, of which 134 mil­lion yuan had been il­le­gally evaded.

The penal­ties, made in ac­cor­dance with Chi­nese law, were:

• Fan and the com­pa­nies must pay 255 mil­lion yuan in taxes plus 33 mil­lion yuan in a late pay­ment sur­charge;

• Fan must pay a fine of 240 mil­lion yuan for con­ceal­ing real in­come through acts of con­tract fraud and an ad­di­tional fine of 239 mil­lion yuan for us­ing her stu­dio’s ac­counts to hide per­sonal in­come;

• The com­pa­nies must pay a 946,000 yuan fine for omit­ting in­come from ac­count­ing books to evade taxes;

• One com­pany must pay 51 mil­lion yuan for fail­ing to pay per­sonal in­come taxes on be­half of Fan, and an­other must pay 65 mil­lion yuan for pro­vid­ing il­licit as­sis­tance in evad­ing taxes.

Tax­a­tion of­fi­cers in Jiangsu for­mally is­sued the penalty to Fan on Sun­day.

Fan, who re­ceived an

Fan Bing­bing

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