Fan Bingbing’s Tax Evasion Update: Is She Banned from the Industry?
After an anonymous tipper revealed that Chinese superstar Fan Bingbing (范冰冰) and her production studio have been using “yin yang contracts” to sign jobs, the State Administration of Taxation made a move to investigate the country’s film and TV industries. Neither the government nor Fan Bingbing’s representatives were willing to comment on whether or not the The Legend of Ba Qing <巴清传> star was involved, but Fan Bingbing’s sudden disappearance across social media platforms is definitely suspicious.
According to a report by the Chinese paper Securities Daily <证券日报>, Fan Bingbing has already “been controlled, and will receive her punishment.” The article also reported that Fan Bingbing is suspected of violating other laws. An executive from the Beijing TV and film industry revealed, “It’s going to be troublesome. I think Fan Bingbing’s side will release an official statement soon to explain everything. I believe that a charge was already made.”
Yet another rumor is saying that Fan Bingbing has already submitted her dues of paying 9.8 million yuan of taxes and is currently in the United States with her fiancé, Li Chen (李晨), to register their marriage in hopes of counteracting bad luck.
Fan Bingbing disappeared from social media soon after the rumor of her tax evasion was reported in early June. Li Chen stopped updating his social media in early July.
The Chinese media visited Fan Bingbing’s production studio in Wuxi of Jiangsu province, and noticed that the offices were all emptied. A staff member later clarified that the office was undergoing a redesign: “The carpet was getting old, so the company decided to install a new one.”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.