Lee Min Ho Suspected of Tax Evasion
Although Fan Bingbing (范冰冰) may be forever linked with her infamous tax scandal, other Asian celebrities such as Deng Lun (鄧倫), Lee Byung Hun, Kwon Sang Woo, and Kim Tae Hee have also been implicated in tax evasion controversies. Despite his long-time clean and healthy image, Lee Min Ho, 35, is the latest Korean star to face tax evasion allegations.
After being audited by the National Tax Service on suspicion of tax evasion, Lee Min Ho was allegedly charged with and paid hundreds of millions of won. However, his management company refuted the allegations and clarified that the additional fees were due to accounting errors. His agency, MYM Entertainment, issued a statement to explain that the charges were additional taxes resulting from compensation being re-evaluated and requiring taxation.
Although the company has denied the allegations on Lee Min Ho’s behalf, tax experts claim that auditing by the National Tax Service usually targets those suspected of tax evasion.
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.