Big payday question for Fan Bingbing

Central Station | 4 Jun 2018

Mainland actress Fan Bingbing is in hot water with the taxman, being under investigation for evasion.

The 36-year-old Fan is the focus after apparently collecting 60 million yuan (HK$73.3 million) for a four-day shoot, according to Legal Daily.

Producer Cui Yongyuan posted online two contracts that Fan signed, with one worth 50 million yuan and the other 10 million.

Cui went on to ask whether they were central to a tax scam, with the 10 million yuan contract submitted as Fan's pay for the four days and the 50-million one held back.

Tax authorities in Wuxi, Jiangsu, have now launched an investigation, Legal Daily says.

Fan's workshop is in the city.

But Fan's workshop has come out with guns blazing against Cui.

It accused him of spreading false and defamatory information and violating business principles and infringing on Fan's rights by revealing details of contracts.

The accusation is not a sirst: mainland actress Liu Xiaoqing was in 2002 found guilty of evading tax of 14.5 million yuan and was sentenced to 14 months in prison.

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