According to NikkanSports, idol group AKB48,SKE48 management AKS was investigated by National Tax Agency for failing to report expenditures on the members’ housing rent etc. The total amount of unreported expenditure within 3 years(up till November 2014) is ~410million yen(about USD$3.4m).
This is not intentional concealment, but a “difference in perspectives”, said AKS in an interview, adding that they have reported the taxes “properly” after that.
The tax agency says that AKS reported the members’ rental expenditures as contribution(like a gift?) instead of expenditure.The penalty amount plus additional taxes due is ~100million yen and this has already been paid.
Other accounting errors were also pointed out.