HM REVENUE & CUSTOMS has been shown the red card by the High Court over its “trigger happy” stance over a £156,000 debt.
The taxman issued a winding up petition against League One football club Bury FC after it was seven days late in paying a tax bill for December.
But at the High Court yesterday, on hearing that the debt had been paid in full, the petition was dismissed with HMRC ordered to pay the club’s legal fees incurred over the hearing.
In January, the club’s chairman Stewart Day said the bill was paid seven days late because of an administration error, and an unexpected cashflow issue following the postponement of their Boxing Day match with Barnsley.
Day branded the taxman too “trigger happy” saying the club “always pay HMRC – we’ve never not paid our bills”.
The Shakers beat League One rivals Sheffield Utd on Tuesday to take them to 14th.
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