Men Star Fan Bingbing Faces Over $100 Million in Tax Fines

Eloise Marshall
October 3, 2018

According to reports, Fan Binbing, 37, lied to authorities about how much money she received for certain film projects.

"The studio and Fan Bingbing will fully cooperate with relevant authority, ' the actress" studio was quoted by Sina.com as saying in June.

'Without the good policies of the party and the state, and without the love of the people, there would be no Fan Bingbing'.

The star has appeared in the X-Men movies (Ian West/PA) The star had vanished from the public eye for months (Ian West/PA) Fan Bingbing attends the "Amant Double (L'Amant Double)" premiere during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 26, 2017 in Cannes, France. Xinhua said she had been under investigation by tax authorities in Jiangsu province, near Shanghai but didn't provide any details on her current whereabouts.

Fan would not be investigated for criminal responsibility for tax evasion as long as the taxes, fines and late fees amounting to almost 900 million yuan ($130 million) are paid on time, the report said. "After personal reflection, I feel deeply ashamed and guilty for what I've done", Fan wrote in her letter.

Reuters was unable to contact Fan or her agent when inquiring about those reports. The statement also addresses the financial penalties she now faces, "I totally accepted all of them, and will raise funds to pay my taxes and penalties regardless of any obstacles".

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Although Ms Fan denied the accusations and Mr Cui eventually walked back his claims, China's State Administration of Taxation announced shortly after that it was looking into the claims of tax evasion involving celebrities. I once again offer my honest apologies! I would like to apologise to the society, my beloved friends, and the country. "I beg for everyone's forgiveness!"

Following the investigation into Fan, authorities have declared a wider crackdown on the entertainment industry, Xinhua said.

Radar readers know the X-Men: Days of Future Past star has not been spotted since June, when her tax scandal was exposed.

Fan also made an worldwide name for herself with appearances in Hollywood franchises such as X-men and Iron Man.

Bingbing's purported problems began when alleged copies of a film contract she had signed were leaked onto China's social media in late May.

She also made it on Forbes magazine's list of top Chinese celebrities a year ago, when she made around $43 million.

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