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HMRC have lodged appeal against Rangers tax case after permission granted

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ibroxHM Revenue and Customs have, as expected, lodged an appeal against the First tier tribunal verdict over Rangers’ use of Employee Benefit Trusts (EBTs).

HMRC claimed that the EBT scheme, which Rangers used from 2001 to 2010 to make payments of around £50 million to players and staff in the form of tax-free loans, was illegal. Rangers disputed HMRC allegations and a First tier tribunal ruled in favour of Rangers.

Howver, HMRC have now appealed that decision and the appeal will be heard at a Second tier tax tribunal.

Earlier today HMRC had announced that they had been granted leave to appeal against the initial decision and they have lodged said appeal thereafter. If the dispute is not settled at the STT, then the case could go all the way to the Supreme Court and that could take years.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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