Following an examination by the National Tax Service, actor Han Hyo-joo was issued a fine that was in the “tens of millions of won” range; however, the actor’s agency, BH Entertainment, stated that the actor was not penalized for tax evasion in connection with the fine.
On Monday, a news source stated that Han was penalized a certain amount after the National Tax Service conducted a special tax audit on her around the end of the previous year and that she was the subject of the audit. The specific sum was not mentioned anywhere.
Han Hyo-joo fined after tax probe
“Han was not investigated in a special tax investigation but rather in regular rounds of investigation and has never evaded taxes,” BH Entertainment stated in a statement. “Han has never evaded taxes.” “The additional fine was levied as a result of conflicting interpretations regarding who was required to pay particular taxes.”
Special tax audits are done by the National Tax Service when there is a suspicion of tax evasion. These audits are different from the ordinary tax investigations that are conducted.
BH Entertainment was previously the subject of a tax inquiry by the National Tax Service, which took place in September of the preceding year and resulted in a fine of an undisclosed amount.
Actor Lee Byung-hun founded BH Entertainment in 2006, and Han has been working with the agency ever since 2009.
In the meanwhile, the National Tax Service recognized Han as a model taxpayer in 2011 and awarded him with a presidential award. Han also assumed the role of public ambassador for the National Tax Service.