Beijing Local Taxation Bureau pursues tax evasion claims amounting to 600m yuan against jailed singer Kris Wu

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25th November 2022 – (Beijing) The Beijing Chaoyang Court publicly sentenced Mainland and Canadian singer Kris Wu Yi-fan in a rape and group sex case. He was sentenced to 13 years in prison for rape and assembling a crowd to engage in promiscuous activities. He will be deported after serving his sentence.

Meanwhile, the No.2 Inspection Bureau of the Beijing Local Taxation Bureau carried out tax inspections on the alleged tax evasion of Wu from 2019 to 2020. Since Wu has a large amount of business information and capital transactions involving many domestic and foreign affiliated companies, the case is relatively complicated. The Beijing Local Taxation Bureau and relevant taxation authorities have conducted a careful and meticulous investigation on Wu.

After investigation, Wu was found to have evaded taxes of 95 million yuan by means of fictitious business conversion, false declaration of the nature of income, and concealment of personal income through multiple domestic and foreign affiliated companies from 2019 to 2020, and other underpaid taxes amounting to 84 million yuan. The No.2 Inspection Bureau pursued tax payment against Wu in accordance with relevant laws and regulations. There are also additional late payment fees and fines, totalling 600 million yuan. Among them, a fine of 4 times the amount of 345 million yuan was imposed on the part of the fictitious business that converted the nature of the income into a false declaration of tax evasion. A fine of 5 times the amount of 42 million yuan was imposed on the part of the part that concealed personal income from tax evasion. A few days ago, the No.2 Inspection Bureau has delivered a tax administrative penalty decision to Wu according to law.

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