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Japanese MonaVie Imperial Black Diamond Forgot to Pay his Taxes, Pleads Ignorance

November 15, 2013

Akira Tamai

This news came in earlier in the month. Akira Tamai, an Imperial Black Diamond in MonaVie based in Japan, neglected to report and pay taxes on his earnings from the purple juice company between the years 2010 and 2012. The Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau reported that about ¥100 million, or nearly one million US dollars, of taxes were owed from the ¥280 million in income he received from MonaVie.

Tamai’s lawyer had this to say about his client:

“His knowledge of tax matters was lacking. He intends to properly pay his taxes in the future.”

The article notes that Tamai has since declared his income and paid his taxes.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 16, 2013 10:34 am

    He made ¥280 million and has to pay ¥100 million in taxes?!

  2. November 16, 2013 9:37 pm

    That’s 35%. Sounds close to what Japan’s tax rates are for that kind of income generated by a resident – http://www.worldwide-tax.com/japan/japan_tax.asp

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