Chinese actress Zheng Shuang is facing a heavy punishment involving nearly 300 million yuan, or about 46 million U.S. dollars, due to tax evasion.
Investigations show that Zheng failed to declare over 190 million yuan of personal income and evaded tax of about 45 million yuan.
The State Taxation Administration says Zheng has paid all overdue taxes and late payment surcharges as requested,
and tax authorities are urging her to pay the fines within the prescribed period of time.
The National Radio and Television Administration, China's broadcasting authority,
voiced support for the decision of the tax authority to impose punishment on Zheng.
The administration has banned Zheng from taking part in any broadcast media production for her behavior,
and vowed to step up the regulation of show business, particularly the salaries of performers.
Tax authorities will continue to work with broadcasting and film watchdogs to investigate, punish and expose tax fraud and deal with new means of tax evasion
to promote the sound and long-term development of the country's film and TV industry, the State Taxation Administration said.