[Epoch Times October 13, 2021]A few days ago, the Taxation Bureau of Jinshui District, Zhengzhou, Henan, pursued a tax payment of more than 6 million yuan (RMB, the same below) from an internet celebrity. This is the first time that the State Administration of Taxation has disclosed a tax evasion case by a webcaster, and the case was disclosed during the inspection. The outside world believes that the CCP’s move is “killing one and preventing a hundred.”
According to the “Zhengzhou Evening News”, recently, the Taxation Bureau of Jinshui District of Zhengzhou used big data to realize the automatic extraction of data from the information system, and strengthened the tax collection and management of employees in the entertainment field. In the routine monitoring of the remittance arrears data, it was found in the system that the Wenhua Road Taxation Bureau has a suspicious of a large amount of tax arrears that will be settled in 2020. In the end, it was discovered that an Internet anchor owed taxes, and he had left his job and went to Beijing. After accounting, 6.3466 million yuan of taxes and 277,800 yuan of late fees were collected from them, totaling 6,624,400 yuan.
Up to now, the Internet celebrity anchor has settled the taxes in 15 penalties, paying a total of 6,346,600 yuan in taxes and 277,800 yuan in late fees.
The incident has caused heated discussions among many netizens, and has recently appeared on Weibo’s hot search. Some netizens said that the anchor paid more than 6 million in tax only, and the huge amount of tax has once again refreshed the perception of the “people who eat melons”, “Is it the money of the Internet celebrities?!”
According to a report by China Business News, several fiscal and taxation experts said that this is the first time that the State Administration of Taxation has disclosed a case of tax evasion by an online anchor, and that this case was disclosed during the inspection. In fact, it announced that the tax authorities have recently launched a tax inspection of online anchors and become substantive. stage.
Bi Xin, a current affairs commentator who is familiar with China’s personal income tax and taxation, told Radio Free Asia that the officials had known that most Internet celebrities were suspected of tax evasion, but they had not taken any large-scale actions. This time they planned to attack.
“The country has long known that Internet celebrity tax payment is a vacuum zone. At the first stage, a batch of Internet celebrities must be checked out, but this does not meet the national harvest requirements. The removal may be limited to a small part, so he (the tax bureau) still wants to With large-scale harvesting, many Internet celebrities have begun to pay attention to the legitimacy of various profit links. Some time ago, we saw some celebrities cancel their studios, which has a lot to do with taxes.”
The case of Zhengzhou Internet celebrities being taxed nearly 6.7 million yuan has been made public. Bi Xin believes that it has the effect of “killing one and preventing a hundred”. He expects that in the next three months, a group of network anchors will be chased by the tax bureau for tax arrears. He said that under big data, the possibility of celebrities and Internet celebrities trying to evade taxes is extremely low.
Following the star entertainers in the show business world, Internet celebrities have been included in the new tax inspection targets by the authorities. In late August, the Shanghai Municipal Taxation Bureau imposed a total of 299 million yuan in tax recovery and late payment fines for actress Zheng Shuang’s suspected tax evasion case.
In September, the General Office of the State Administration of Taxation of the Communist Party of China issued a notice requesting to further strengthen the taxation management of employees in the entertainment field.
In September, two anchors carrying goods were filed for investigation by the State Administration of Taxation of the Communist Party of China for allegedly evading taxes by concealing personal income and changing the nature of income. Currently, the case is still under investigation.
The State Administration of Taxation of the Communist Party of China also exposed a number of typical cases of fraudulently issuing value-added tax invoices and concealing high-income taxpayers’ failure to truthfully declare taxes, releasing signals to strengthen tax collection and management for high-income earners.
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