Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Fan Bingbing Breaks Her Silence After Receiving Tax Evasion Fine

Fan Bingbing has not been seen in public since July following claims of tax evasion Fan Bingbing has not been seen in public since July following claims of tax evasion
Angelica Greene | 03 October, 2018, 17:27

She dropped off the radar in June amid reports she was involved in an investigation into tax evasion in the film industry.

According to the State Administration of Taxation and the tax bureau of Jiangsu province, where the studio Fan owns is registered, the actress and her company must pay 884 million yuan ($130 million) in fines and back taxes. Fan was last seen in public in July when she visited a children's hospital.

The 37-year-old actress, whose June disappearance touched off wild speculation about her whereabouts, has appeared in the X-Men and Iron Man film franchises, attracting more than 62 million online followers in China.

Of the total amount, Fan is being personally fined around $70 million USA for tax evasion, according to an announcement carried by China's official Xinhua News Agency Wednesday, citing tax authorities. In May, documents surfaced that seemed to indicate that Fan had been caught double-billing twice for the same work on a pair of as-yet-unidentified projects and paying taxes only on half of the amount she actually made.

She instead paid taxes on a contract for only 10 million yuan (€1.24 million), Xinhua said. Over the past few months, rumors circulated that Fan had been arrested, that she had been banned from leaving China, that she had been banned from acting for three years, that her production company's offices had been emptied, and even that she had sought asylum in the United States.

On Wednesday, the star posted an open apology on her Weibo account saying: "I've been suffering unprecedented pain recently..."

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"I feel ashamed and guilty of my behaviour and wrongdoings". I offer my honest apology here once again!

However, Fan - who earned around £33million past year - previously denied any wrongdoing.

"Everything I ever accomplished came from the country and the people's support", Fan said.

"I know I've let down the country, betrayed society's trust in me, and let down my fans". She has since gone on to act in Hollywood blockbusters likeX-Men: Days of Future Past.

Fan's troubles began in May soon after she appeared on the red carpet at Cannes film festival when a former presenter for state-run China Central Television (CCTV) posted a purported movie shoot contract. She has since been transferred to the authorities in Beijing, said the source.

Of course, it seems unlikely that Fan was the only star in China using "yin-yang contracts".

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