Comedian Firm Found to Have 120 M. Yen in Undeclared Income

Society Culture

Tokyo, Oct. 23 (Jiji Press)--Japan's National Tax Agency found that a company established by comedian Yoshimi Tokui of the comedy duo Tutorial had some 120 million yen in undeclared income over seven years through 2018, informed sources said Wednesday.

Tokyo-based company Tulip, headed by Tokui, 44, was found to have underreported its income, after undergoing a tax investigation, according to the sources.

Of the total undeclared income, about 20 million yen was regarded as concealed income. The company was slapped with taxation of roughly 34 million yen including additional taxes, and is believed to have already filed a revised tax return.

Tokui used the company to receive performance fees for television shows and other remuneration from Yoshimoto Kogyo Co., an entertainment management company to which he belongs.

Tulip was found to have concealed some 20 million yen in income from 2012 to 2015, after it filed as expenses the costs of personal trips and clothes. The company did not file tax returns from 2016 to 2018, leading to about 100 million yen in undeclared income.

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