Hearts pays tax to ward off winding-up order
Scottish football club pays off tax bill to ward off winding up order from HM Revenue & Customs
HEARTS FC HAS PAID off a substantial tax bill to cancel out a winding up order issued by HM Revenue & Customs.
The taxman ordered the winding up order against the Scottish club at the end of July for an outstanding tax bill – having done the same in July 2009 against the same club, The Daily Telegraph has reported.
It is reported that sheriff officers visited the club to recover an estimated £2.8m penalty owed to HMRC relating to transfer deals.
“We knew HMRC has been chasing Rangers up for some time but with a major game in the offing for Hearts you wonder if there are people doing this deliberately to blacken the name of the club,” said Foulkes told the publication.