Chinese live stream stars fined millions of dollars for tax evasion

Two people selling goods by broadcasting online on Taobao were fined more than 14 million USD by the Zhejiang tax department for tax evasion.

Zhejiang Provincial Tax Department today issued a decision to sanction “XueliCherie”, whose real name is Zhu Chenhui, and “Lin Shanshan_Sunny”, whose real name is Lin Shanshan, 65.55 million yuan ($10.26 million) respectively. and 27.67 million yuan ($4.33 million).

XueliCherie, an influential seller on the Taobao commerce platform.  Photo: SCMP

XueliCherie, an influential seller on the Taobao commerce platform. Photo: SCMP

Zhu and Lin are accused of evading personal income tax by opening many private businesses in different locations in China between 2019-2020, and violating tax laws when declaring personal income as income. enterprise import.

According to live broadcast monitoring platform Huitin, Zhu has more than 33 million fans and ranks third in the rankings of live broadcast sellers on Taobao, one of the platforms. China’s largest e-commerce platform. Lin ranked 6th with more than 10 million fans.

Officials from the Zhejiang Department of Taxation announced that they would strengthen regulations aimed at tax administration in the cultural and entertainment sectors to create a fairer tax collection environment.

Hong Hanh (Follow Global Times)

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