Tax evasion: Chinese influencer to be fined 181 million euros

Tax evasion: Chinese influencer to be fined 181 million euros

Updated on December 20, 2021 at 12:00 am.

  • A Chinese influencer has been sentenced to a fine of about 181 million euros.
  • Huang Wei is said to have withheld revenue from the tax authorities.
  • The 36-year-old was “very regretful” in a video and apologized to the public.

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A famous Chinese influencer has to go tax evasion Pay a fine of about 1.3 billion yuan. Chinese authorities announced on Monday that 36-year-old Huang Wei, known on the Internet as the “livestream queen” Weia, evaded 643 million yuan of taxes in 2019 and 2020 by hiding income from tax authorities and false tax returns. Entered.

Late surcharges and penalties are added to the back tax payment. In total, the amount requested by the tax authority in Zhejiang province is 1.341 billion yuan. This is one of the harshest sentences ever imposed on a Chinese star. Chinese actress Zheng Shuang was sentenced to pay the equivalent of 39 million euros for tax evasion.

Influencers apologize to the public

Via, which has 110 million followers across various online networks, published a detailed apology on the Weibo online service. Affected said he found “during the investigation” he had violated tax laws. So she “regrets a lot” and apologizes to the public. She fully accepts the penalty imposed on her by the tax authorities.

Via was fined 530,000 yuan in June for violating advertising laws after being accused of trading in counterfeit products. (AFP/DH)

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