Chinese Actor Deng Lun Fined Nearly RM70 Million for Tax Evasion | Showbiz

Chinese actor Deng Lun is the latest celebrity to be heavily fined by authorities for tax evasion. — Photo via Instagram

KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 – Chinese actor Deng Lun has been fined 106 million yuan (RM69.96 million) for tax evasion.

In a statement, the 30-year-old player with more than 40 million followers on Weiboapologized for his behavior.

“I deeply reflected on myself. I am ready to take all responsibility and consequences,” he said. World times.

His social media accounts, including Weibo and Douyinhad since been suspended.

According to the Shanghai Tax Authority, Deng evaded personal income tax by 47.66 million yuan (RM31.46 million) and underpaid personal income tax by 13 .99 million yuan (RM9.23 million) between 2019 and 2020 by making false claims.

According to the authorities, Deng could have faced a higher fine, but he actively cooperated with them during investigations and took the initiative to refund 44.55 million yuan (RM29.4 million) in taxes.

He also pointed to other tax-related activities that were missed by authorities.

Following the development, consumer products maker Viomi Technology and cosmetics maker L’Oréal announced that they would end their partnership with Deng.

One of the most popular actors in China, Deng is known for his Netflix TV drama Ashes of love.

Deng is the latest public figure charged with tax evasion.

In December last year, China’s top live streamer Huang Wei, also known as Viya, was fined 1.34 billion yuan (RM884.4 million) for tax evasion.

Chinese actress Zheng Shuang was sentenced in August 2021 to pay 299 million yuan (RM197.3 million) in fines, taxes and penalties for tax evasion.

Actress Fan Bingbing was sentenced in October 2018 to pay more than 800 million yuan (RM527.98 million) in taxes and fines.

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