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Actor Kwon Sang-woo has clarified the allegations of tax evasion.
On March 3, Kwon Sang-woo's agency, Su Company, issued an official statement, saying, "Misleading and misleading information related to the 2020 IRS tax investigation is being amplified and reproduced, and we would like to correct it."
"The report that actor Kwon Sang-woo 'purchased five corporate-owned supercars worth hundreds of millions of won and used them for tax evasion' is clearly untrue," the agency said, adding, "At the time of the tax inspection, there were a total of four vehicles owned by the company: one domestic SUV, one sedan, one imported SUV, and one sedan. All four vehicles were operated for business use to and from the filming site, and since they were recognized as corporate vehicles for business in the tax inspection, we would like to inform you that there was no problem."
"The report that 'the vehicle in question was sold' is not true," he explained, adding, "After the tax investigation, it was used as a corporate vehicle for business for a while, and then in the case of one imported sedan was sold out of necessity."
"Actor Kwon Sang-woo has been paying taxes faithfully," he complained of chagrin, saying, "At the time of the 5 tax inspection, the tax authorities requested clarification on the timing of attribution of profits and losses, and there were differences in the timing of some vestings, so I filed a revised declaration and paid voluntarily. I would like to inform you that there was not an omission or evasion, but that the payment and refund occurred at the same time."
Earlier, a media outlet reported, "In early 1, the Investigation Bureau of the National Tax Agency in Seoul launched an irregular (special) tax investigation against Kwon Sang-woo and his agency Su Company," adding, "Through this, they were collected more than 1 billion won, and they purchased five supercars worth hundreds of millions of won each unit through a corporation, and then sold them all after the tax inspection." In response, Kwon Sang-woo said, "There was a request from the tax authorities to clarify the timing of attribution of profit and loss, and there were differences in the timing of some vestings, so we filed a revised declaration and paid voluntarily." "It's not like there were omissions and evasions. Payments and refunds occurred at the same time, which is a serious decision."
(SBS Entertainment News reporter Kang Sun-ae)