According to the website of the State Administration of Taxation on June 16, recently, the taxation bureau of Fuzhou City, Jiangxi Province, through tax big data analysis, found that online anchor Xu Guohao was suspected of tax evasion.
After investigation, Xu Guohao obtained income from live broadcasts from 2019 to 2020, failed to file tax returns in accordance with the law and underpaid personal income tax of 17.5557 million yuan, and falsely declared and evaded personal income tax of 19.1419 million yuan through fictitious business conversion of the nature of income. Pay other taxes and fees of 2.1896 million yuan.
The Inspection Bureau of the Taxation Bureau of Fuzhou City, Jiangxi Province pursued Xu Guohao for paying taxes, levying late fees and fines totaling 108 million yuan.
Compared with Wei Ya, Di Shi and others who were punished before, Xu Guohao’s popularity is not high. After the punishment was exposed, many netizens asked on social media: “Who is Xu Guohao?”
Singer and anchor debut
The surging news reporter combed through the public information and found that Xu Guohao is the anchor of Momo, Momo number: Xu Ze, who was once known as “the first brother of Momo” and has millions of fans. At present, no relevant information can be found on Momo.
According to public reports, Xu Guohao made his debut as a “singer anchor”. He once sang the classic song “Lugang Town” with Luo Dayou on the same stage, and also sang “Mona Lisa Tears” with Lin Zhixuan. In an interview with the third-party e-commerce operation platform “Today’s Net Red”, Xu Guohao said that he graduated from the Dance Department of Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology in 2013. After graduation, he worked in a 4S store for a short time, and officially started on Momo in 2016. After his live broadcast career, he earned more than 10,000 yuan in the first month.
Screenshot of Xu Guohao’s previous live broadcast on Momo
According to an investigation by the Taxation Bureau of Fuzhou City, Jiangxi Province, Xu Guohao obtained income from live broadcasts from 2019 to 2020, failed to file tax returns in accordance with the law and paid less personal income tax, and made false declarations to escape personal income tax.
How much does Xu Guohao earn from live broadcast rewards? According to statistics from third-party platform agencies, from the week of August 19 to 25, 2019, Xu Guohao became the income champion of the whole platform with an income of 3.72 million yuan, and the monthly income in November exceeded 11 million, becoming the monthly champion. Although the third-party data is biased, it can be seen that its ability to attract money is not ordinary.
After becoming popular, Xu Guohao quickly established a company under his name. According to public reports, in December 2020, Jiangxi Zemu Film and Television Co., Ltd. was established, and Xu Guohao served as the legal representative, executive director and general manager.
Tianyancha App shows that the company has a registered capital of 200 million yuan, and its business scope includes film and television art props setting services, camera and video production services, digital content production services, corporate image planning, cultural and entertainment brokerage services, information consulting services, etc. Lin Qingxing and Wang Nana jointly hold shares. The company’s annual report last year showed that the number of insureds was 0.
It is worth noting that although he is the legal representative, Xu Guohao is not a shareholder of Jiangxi Zemu. According to the information, its major shareholder Lin Qingxing holds 99% of the shares and is the actual controller, and Wang Nana holds 1% of the shares. Lin Qingxing’s identity is more complicated than Xu Guohao’s. Public reports show that he is the actual controller of Fuzhou Genesis Technology Co., Ltd., and is closely related to Xiao Yi, the secretary involved in “mining” who was sacked last year.
On November 13 last year, the website of the State Supervision Commission of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection announced that Xiao Yi, former member of the party group and vice chairman of the Jiangxi Provincial Political Consultative Conference, was expelled from the party and public office for serious violations of discipline and law. The report pointed out that after investigation, Xiao Yi abandoned his original mission, undermined the political principle of “two maintenance”, made serious deviations in the implementation of major decisions and arrangements of the Party Central Committee, violated the new development concept, and abused his power to introduce and support enterprises to engage in industries that do not meet the requirements of national industrial policies. Virtual currency “mining” activities, causing adverse effects.
“China News Weekly” reported in November last year that in the same month Xiao Yi was investigated, the 32-year-old Putian boss in Fujian and the actual controller of Genesis in Fuzhou, Lin Qingxing, was also detained and has not returned.
In January of this year, the prosecutors accused Xiao Yi of knowing that Fuzhou Genesis Technology Co., Ltd. and other companies were mainly engaged in virtual currency computing and production business, involving the manufacture and sale of virtual currency production equipment and virtual currency trading activities during his tenure as secretary of the Fuzhou Municipal Party Committee. Violating state regulations, providing assistance in financial subsidies, case trials, financial support, power security, etc., causing heavy losses to public properties, causing bad social impact, and the circumstances are particularly serious, they should be prosecuted for the crime of accepting bribes and abuse of power according to law. responsibility.
Momo’s parent company’s live broadcast business growth is weak: video live broadcast revenue fell 18% in the first quarter
It is worth noting that the platform “Momo”, which Xu Guohao belongs to, has experienced sluggish growth in the live broadcast business in recent years, and is trying to seek transformation.
Momo is a product of Zhiwen Group (NASDAQ: MOMO), and its other product is Tantan. According to the financial report, in the first quarter of this year, Zhiwen Group’s net revenue was 3.1481 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 9.3%; its net profit was 289.9 million yuan, compared with 461.7 million yuan in the same period last year, a year-on-year decrease of 37.2%. Among them, the revenue of live video services decreased by 18% year-on-year.
Zhiwen Group CEO Wang Li once said on the earnings conference call, “In 2022, the proportion of value-added service revenue will continue to increase, while the proportion of live broadcast will continue to decline. down to around 50%.”
This is the second incident of alleged tax evasion by internet anchors announced in June. On June 9, the Second Inspection Bureau of the Beijing Municipal Taxation Bureau announced that it found that the Internet anchor Sun Zixuan (net name: Emperor Shi) was suspected of tax evasion. , a total of 11.7145 million yuan.
On May 7 this year, the Central Civilization Office, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the State Administration of Radio and Television, and the State Internet Information Office jointly issued the “Opinions on Regulating Online Live Rewards and Strengthening the Protection of Minors” (hereinafter referred to as “Opinions”). ).
The “Opinions” propose that minors are prohibited from participating in live broadcast rewards; minors are strictly prohibited from engaging in anchors. The website platform shall strengthen the management of the registration and review of the anchor account, and shall not provide online anchor services for minors under the age of 16. If providing online anchor services for minors between the ages of 16 and 18, the consent of the guardian shall be obtained.
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