HFPA, IRS reach swag settlement

Celebrities attending this year's 64th Annual Golden Globes Awards won't be going home with $20,000 goodie chests – the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which oversees the Globes, has ceased the practice. Instead, recipients of 2006 swag bags will take home informational tax forms (and be responsible for satisfying outstanding income tax obligations), following an agreement reached with the IRS earlier this month. Last year’s bags included gift certificates, gym memberships, jewelry, electronics, and handbags. The Golden Globes are scheduled to be held Monday, Jan. 15 at The Beverly Hilton.

Celebrities attending this year's 64th Annual Golden Globes Awards won't be going home with $20,000 goodie chests – the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which oversees the Globes, has ceased the practice. Instead, recipients of 2006 swag bags will take home informational tax forms (and be responsible for satisfying outstanding income tax obligations), following an agreement reached with the IRS earlier this month. Last year’s bags included gift certificates, gym memberships, jewelry, electronics, and handbags. The Golden Globes are scheduled to be held Monday, Jan. 15 at The Beverly Hilton.

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