China tells celebrities, livestreamers to correct tax-related offences before 2022
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(Reuters) – Chinese provincial authorities have ordered celebrities and livestreamers to report tax-related crimes before 2022, just days after China’s “queen of livestreaming” Viya was fined 1.34 billion yuan ($210 million) for tax evasion.
Top e-commerce livestreamer Viya, whose real name is Huang Wei, was fined on Monday by the tax bureau in Hangzhou, a city in southern China, for hiding personal income and other offences in 2019 and 2020.
On Wednesday, tax officials from China’s most economically prosperous cities and provinces posted identical notices on their websites ordering celebrities and livestreamers to conduct a self-review of any tax-related misdoings, correct these issues, and report to the relevant tax authorities.
“Before the end of 2021, correct tax-related issues and report them proactively to the tax bureau, (which) will lighten, mitigate or exempt tax penalties in accordance with the requirements of the …