During Double Eleven, the tax issues of the head anchors of Wei Ya and Li Jiaqi attracted much attention. Recently, it has been reported that relevant departments have notified that the live broadcast industry will usher in a major tax rectification. Because of tax issues, articles and interviews about Wei Ya will be removed from the shelves. In this regard,An insider of Wei Ya Company Qianxun Holdings responded to Phoenix.com: “It’s fake, it’s not us, don’t believe it.”
Phoenix.com Technology inquires mainstream platforms such as People’s Daily Online, Xinhua News Agency, CCTV, etc., and Wei Ya’s interview still exists. In addition, the interview with Wei Ya Video, the major video platforms of Sina, Sohu, and Tencent, has not been removed.
Screenshot of People’s Daily Weibo
CCTV News Weibo screenshot
Phoenix Network Technology found that People’s Internet still has an article on “Female Anchor Riding the Wind and Waves: Anchor Wei Ya Standing on the Top of the Wave”.
Screenshot from People’s Daily Online
Some netizens broke the news that the company behind Taobao anchor Sydney has been investigated and filed due to tax issues. No official investigation results have been released yet. Taxes can still be paid during Double Eleven. In response, the relevant person in charge of the Sydney team responded to Phoenix.com that the situation is not true.
Sydney, formerly known as Zhu Chenhui, first became popular because of “Wang Sicong’s ex-girlfriend”. Now he is the CEO of Hangzhou Chenfan e-commerce company and the anchor of Taobao Top3.
Sydney, formerly known as Zhu Chenhui
During the Double Eleven, the tax issues of the head anchors of Wei Ya and Li Jiaqi attracted much attention. Data shows that on the first day of Tmall Double Eleven pre-sale on October 20, Li Jiaqi’s final live broadcast sales reached 10.653 billion yuan, Wei Ya’s sales were 8.252 billion yuan, and Sydney’s sales were 930 million yuan.
When accepting Phoenix.com Technology, a legal person said that if the full amount is taxed according to salary income, Li Jiaqi and Wei Ya will definitely trigger the highest tax rate of 45%, and may have to pay hundreds of millions of taxes. However, such online celebrity anchors usually set up companies, partnerships and other forms to pay taxes, and the tax amount will be greatly reduced.