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Song Hye-gyo apologizes for tax evasion

( CRIENGLISH.com ) Updated: 2014-08-21 14:14:16

Song Hye-gyo apologizes for tax evasion

Poster of movie "My Brilliant Life." [Photo/douban.com]

Song Hye-gyo apologizes for tax evasion
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South Korean actress Song Hye Kyo has publicly apologized for committing tax evasion.

In a news statement, Song says she "deeply regrets mishandling her tax affairs due to ignorance" and that she "[takes] full responsibility for all tax evasion charges".

According to the Korean Herald, the country's tax authorities notified the actress that she had declared $5.4 million of her general income from 2009 to 2012 as tax-deductible without providing relevant expense documents.

Song also reportedly under-declared her taxable income by some $2.5 million.

Although the actress has paid all taxes back, the scandal has opened her up to public criticism, which could impact the opening of her upcoming movie, "My Brilliant Life."

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