Jang Geun-suk’s agency fires back

January 14, 2015

Says the company, not the actor, was involved in the tax evasion investigation, and the reports are untrue.

The agency of actor Jang Geun-suk, 28, stated Wednesday the company, not the actor, was involved in the tax evasion investigation.

Jang Guen-suk (Yonhap)

Jang Guen-suk (Yonhap)

It is untrue that Jang — who was reported Tuesday to have paid a fine of about $10 million to South Korea’s National Tax Service for tax evasion on billions of won from earnings in overseas activities — underwent investigation, Tree J Company said in a press release, according to Yonhap.

Tree J said it paid a fine after an error was found during a periodical investigation by the tax service.

“In regards to taxes, Jang Geun-suk has properly paid up until now,” Tree J said. “We deeply regret that untrue reports have severely damaged the actor’s image.”

Jang is the sole talent managed by Tree J Company, which was set up in 2009.

Tree J told Yonhap reports of the fine totalling about $10 million are untrue and that it considered filing for libel but decided against it for the sake of a new television variety program starring Jang that will air this week on tvN.

According to authorities, the Seoul Regional Tax Office launched an investigation on Jang and an entertainment company president, another Jang, for five to six months beginning last June.


  1. strawberry1411

    February 11, 2015 at 5:18 AM

    Tree-J should report these people for willful malicious and unfounded attacks and accusations, they obliged to much to that stupid tv station and the no balls coward of a pd, they cut him out anyway..sso pathetic . guess some people or media are out to ruin others…I hope the artists going out for paid diners and working a lot outside of Korea will report their millions for taxes too…and WHATABOUT the 100+ millions of dollars of unreported foreign real estates investments by big an influencial koreans get at least this amount of attention …if you know how to report properly that is

  2. Pamela

    March 7, 2015 at 10:32 AM

    I admire jang geun suk alot. Do not let all d rumors bring you down. Continue with the wonderful work. Sushi

  3. kristine

    March 22, 2015 at 6:11 PM

    I hope he will continue to do good in his craft and always see the brighter side of it. Things happens for a reason for you to be come more stronger person. Hope seeing him happy and having someone that he could share his happy moments with. Hope he become more healthy due he was working so hard to give the best performance to entertained people. God Bless

  4. armee

    March 17, 2016 at 6:57 PM

    dont forget to pray oppa…i really loveyou..please include Philippines in your Asias tour..