Semyon Slepakov, who left Russia, owed 19 million rubles in taxes
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Semyon Slepakov no longer sings for the Russians: the showman now performs his songs on a guitar in Israel, where he has recently settled. They say that the comedian had to temper his previous appetites: they were ready to pay a fee of 3 million rubles for a corporate party to Slepakov only in Russia.
From the “zero”, when his face began to flicker in the Comedy Club, the bard, producer and screenwriter earned very decent money, regularly entering the rating of the most successful Russian celebrities. The last time is in 2020 with an annual income of approx. 2.4 million dollars (more than 150 million rubles at the current exchange rate).
However, this did not prevent the star from being on the “black list” of the Federal Tax Service. As the KP.RU website found out, the showman was billed 18.9 million (!) Rubles. Of these, 15.3 million are personal income taxes and 3.6 million are late payment charges. But where did these amounts come from?
– First of all, I would like to note that many types of income are subject to personal income tax at a rate of 13%: not only salary, but also funds from the sale or rental of real estate, profits, dividends, income from sources outside the Russian Federation, and more, – explains the lawyer Timur Matveev. – Individual entrepreneurs do not pay personal income tax if they fit in their annual income up to more than 200 million rubles (in 2021 – up to 206 million per year; in 2022 – up to 219 million). Therefore, this debt was probably formed from some other activity. Perhaps expensive properties were sold or large sums were collected through court.
It is not difficult to calculate the income that Slepakov received.
– A debt of 15.3 million rubles is 13% of total income. This means that the total revenue amounted to about 118 million rubles, – notes the lawyer.
Meanwhile, despite moving to Israel, the showman will still have to pay the tax: otherwise, the bailiffs can arrest and auction off his property in Russia.
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