Jang allegedly evaded taxes
Korean Wave actor Jang Keun-suk has paid off the taxes he allegedly evaded, according to No Cut News, a local online news agency. But Tree J Company, Jang’s agency, released a statement yesterday correcting the news website.
“It is true that Jang was probed [by the national tax agency],” said the agency, “but he didn’t pay additional taxes at all.”
The news agency ran an exclusive story about Jang’s tax evasion yesterday and said the amount of taxes Jang hadn’t paid wasn’t that high and that the National Tax Service did not find evidence that he had intentionally avoided taxes.
The 27-year-old actor, who appeared in hit drama series “Pretty Man” (2013), is especially popular in Japan.
Meanwhile, the national tax agency found out that some other Korean entertainers working overseas evaded taxes, while investigating a man surnamed H who runs an entertainment agency that helps Korean entertainers advance into the Chinese show business.
Using multiple bank accounts with borrowed names, H turned out to be evading taxes. The Supreme Prosecutors’ Office discovered that he is affiliated with some celebrities who also evaded taxes.
By Sung So-young