This big news that has been circulating for a week has made progress in the domestic entertainment industry.

 This big news that has been circulating for a week has made progress in the domestic entertainment industry.

A big earthquake in the entertainment circle!

Since last week, rumors of actors, screenwriters, studios, etc. being levied a 35% heavy tax since August 1 have surfaced on Weibo, triggering a public shock.

Entertainment tax earthquake boarded micro-blog hot search list

For a while, many actorsstudios, film and television production companies panic, and even film and television studios have declared bankruptcy.

At the same time, the rumor, which has not been sitting, is stirring the domestic public opinion field with its rare appeal. At the same time, the netizens are saying, it should have been well rectified!

Foreign media pay close attention to the heavy tax in the film and television industry.

The central hand!

In August 5th, the Singapore Lianhe Zaobao site used this sentence as the beginning of the report that, in the Yin and yang contract, the more fierce, the State Administration of Taxation to launch an investigation into the film and television circles, and suddenly ordered a heavy tax to the artist, the tax rate from then to about 10% soaring to 42%.

Not only that, the report also stressed: artists need to pay taxes for the first 6 months of this year and are not allowed to close their businesses.

Facebook screenshot of Lianhe Zaobao

French broadcasting station also said on 5 th, the new tax system is making the entire movie and television circles complain bitterly.

The report quoted a senior production company as saying that the company currently has 30 sets of TV dramas called off, more than 40 movies temporarily closed, a great impact on the film industry.

French Broadcasting Corporation website report screenshot

Although only part of the foreign media has been reported, the State Administration of Taxation has not seen any notices on the website, but the signs of two months have shown that it is imperative to deal with the chaos in the industry chain of the film and television industry.

Signals believed to be wind vane appeared in early June of this year. At that time, the State Administration of Taxation issued a notice to the tax authorities of Jiangsu and other places to investigate and verify the tax related issues related to the Yin and yang contract of the film and television practitioners. Then, Wuxi tax authorities involved in related investigations.

Xinhua net reports a screenshot

Less than a month later, the Central Propaganda Department, the Ministry of culture and tourism, the State Administration of Taxation and other departments jointly issued and issued the notice, requiring strengthening the management of the issue of the film and television industry, such as the value of pay, the Yin and yang contract, the tax evasion, etc..

In this notice, the most important thing is that every movie, TV drama, Internet audio-visual program, all the actors and guests should not be paid more than 40% of the total cost of production, the main actor should not be paid more than 70% of the total pay.

Website screenshot of the State Administration of Taxation

From Yin and yang contract to sky high price remuneration, from local tax to ministries and commissions movements... Obviously, behind the escalation of heavy punches, it is the governments determination to clean up the entertainment ecosystem.

This determination has gained a one-sided support on micro-blog.

In the world, the performing arts are the focus of tax regulation

In a series of chaos triggered by the yin yang contract, the problem of tax evasion is the first to bear the brunt.

Xiao Rui understands that in many countries, the high performing entertainers are the focus of the tax departments supervision.

Remember Wesley Snipes, the Hollywood star who starred in the Game of Death and The Blade Warrior movies? In 2010, he was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment for tax evasion and a fine of up to tens of millions of dollars.

Wesley Snipes

According to the United States overseas Chinese, the tax evasion as a federal crime in the United States, supervision and punishment is quite strict, once the taxpayer is found guilty of tax evasion, it may be under 5 years of imprisonment, or high fines, or the two.

Moreover, actors, singers and other high-income groups belong to the focus of the tax departments spot checks.

South Korea, which is very sensitive to tax evasion scandals, will bring a heavy or even fatal blow to his acting career if it is suspected of having no suspicion.

Jiang Hudong, a famous Korean host, had been evasion in 2011. Although he was suspected of eluting 3 months later, he had paid a blank period of 1 years and was permanently withdrawn from the host of several popular programs.


The staff of a South Korean film and television production company told Xiao Rui that the government was very strict in the supervision of tax. High income groups, especially acting as public figures, were always the subject of strict supervision by the authorities.

In view of this, the fundamental solution to the stars tax problem is to improve the tax system and strengthen supervision.

Net friend: China and the United States have comparable pay for film and television.

In fact, behind this wave of showbiz earthquake in China, there is more evidence pointing to sky-high prices.

According to the burst of the media and Internet users, some of the actors who play TV plays are paid up to 1 million RMB per set, while some even the small flow of the small flow of the representative do not have the price even up to hundreds of millions.

In Japan, where the film and television market is equally developed, media statistics have shown that the highest-paid actress, Liangzi Micang, was paid just as much as the Chinese third-and fourth-line actors.

Ryoko Yonekura (data map)

South Korean actorspay is also generally lower than that of Chinese actors of the same rank, a front-line actors agent also told Xiaorui.

Usually, the first line actors in Korea pay 20 million yuan -5000 (180 thousand -30 million yuan) before tax. In terms of tax rates, taxes can account for up to 45% of annual revenue.

The broker said that although South Korea has no law to set an upper limit on actors remuneration, there are some rules in the industry to reach a certain range of remuneration through consultative mechanisms. If the price is too high, it will be likely to face the seal of the production company or television station.

According to media reports, in France, in order to prevent actors from overcharging, the relevant departments set the highest income standards for performers. If the actor remuneration exceeds a certain proportion of the film production budget, the film will not be subsidized and subsidized.

Media coverage

Japan has also depressed star earnings to some extent by imposing high taxes on high earners (up to 45%).

Worldwide, entertainers, especially celebrities with certain popularity, belong to high-income groups. But Hollywood, which is comparable to Chinas sky high pay, is probably the only one.

However, the payroll paid to actors in China is tax after tax - which has almost become an unwritten rule. In the US, actors need to pay their own taxes.

In addition, as some netizens have said, the overall quality of the work and the acting skills of the actors are incomparable apart from the film remuneration compared with Hollywood.

Combating the chaos in the industry is no different from the region, and the actors are willing to reduce the remuneration.

It is worth mentioning that Xiaorui noticed that in the foreign media reports, the film circle of the new tax seems to be aimed at higher pay artists in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

A screenshot of the Lianhe Zaobao

In the next days report, the so-called respondents extended to Hongkong big coffee. The report also quoted Hongkong Apple Daily as saying that this move seems to encourage Chinese movie and television circles to reduce Hong Kong and Taiwan entertainers.

However, as far as the current scene of the film and television circles of the mainland is a howling piece, the so-called only for the artists of Hong Kong and Taiwan is still open to discussion - the regulation of the film and television industry, the Yin and yang contract, the theft of tax and other issues, which involve the industry ecology and even social fairness, but far from the moment, one place, one person.

Lianhe Zaobao also said that because of the soaring tax rate, there are now actors saying willing to pay 30%.

Some Chinese netizens say, this is probably the beginning of the abnormal development of industry and the healthy development of the industry.

This article source: Reference News Net editor: Luo Jiazhen _NBJS6445