China to investigate alleged tax evasion in film and television industry
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Update time：2018-06-03 19:02
The State Administration of Taxation has instructed local authorities, including those in East China's Jiangsu province...
The State Administration of Taxation has instructed local authorities, including those in East China's Jiangsu province, to investigate tax-related issues, including alleged tax evasion by people involved in the film and television industry, following a suspected tip from the internet, Xinhua reported.
If any instances of tax evasion are found during the investigation, those in violation will be punished in accordance with the law, the administration said.
Earlier this week, Cui Yongyuan, a famous cultural critic and former CCTV anchor, posted on his Weibo account photos of two contracts for a four-day shoot involving Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, which revealed Fan's sky-high income and alleged tax evasion.
The photos show one formal contract for a 10 million yuan ($1.56 million) deal after tax, while the other, a secret contract, agrees to an extra 50 million yuan payment.
Fan Bingbing Studio, located in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, issued a statement Tuesday, accusing Cui of violating Fan's legal rights and interests by publicizing the contracts and insulting remarks toward Fan.
Jiangsu and Wuxi taxation bureaus have launched investigations into the alleged tax evasion as requested.