KICKBACKS AND BRIBES GALORE
This whole gift bag deal is more scandalous than we suspected! Last weekend the presenters and winners at the Emmys Creative Arts (technical – costumes, hair etc) Awards got NO gift Bags. Usually the bags are discreetly tucked in the trunk of the limo picking up each celebrity. Instead they got a message that the bags will be SHIPPED when all their signed paperwork promising to take IRS responsibility is received.
As a result of all this IRS involvement, the Academy will not be giving bags this year. We had no idea what a big bucks disaster that decision is. Did you know the people who supply and fill those goody bags take a hefty FEE from each company donating? (Besides the price of the gifts.) There are kickbacks and bribes galore! The bag fillers routinely collect many more items and certificates than they need for bags and they KEEP the overflow. Sometimes the items appear on eBay. Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of stuff changing hands- untaxed and unobserved! No WONDER the IRS is sticking it’s nose in.