Rangers HMRC Deal, how can they?

Something I really can’t get my head round; Why do Rangers feel they can negotiate a “deal” with HMRC?
You pay what you owe, there is nothing to negotiate, you employ an accountant to make sure you save what you are legally entitled to save.
HMRC won’t negotiate with a self employed man or a private business, so why Rangers? Other football teams have been wound up by HMRC, so why not Rangers?
High profile people have been jailed for not paying taxes,  a prime example: Lester Piggot
Why is the Scottish Government suggesting that Rangers be treated as a “special case”?
Celtic fans are accused of paranoia when we use the term “establishment club” yet surely Salmond and other MSP’s and even MP’s that have lent their name to the Save Rangers campaign, eg: Murdo Fraser MSP Brian Donohoe MP are fuelling this?
If they are to do a deal with HMRC, surely every tax payer in this country would then be in a position to demand the same?
Pay up and shut up Rangers, your day of reckoning has come.

Comments

  1. Surely even the huns cant argue with this but, being “ra peepul” they’ll probably be expecting the queen to cough up..

  2. Surely even the huns cant argue with this but, being “ra peepul” they’ll probably be expecting the queen to cough up..

  3. I agree entirely with you Sparky as regards this however as their case is still at the Inspector stage it is within HMRC’s domain to ‘do a deal’. On the other hand if they had slapped a Statutory Demand on Rangers this would have taken their case to the ‘Collections” boys at HMRC. THEY DONT TAKE PRISONERS and as they would have been incapable of paying what they owe, bankruptcy would have followed.
    Unfortunately there is every likelihood that the’Gers will escape with paying a considerably less sum of money and yes we tax payers will have to lump it. But never fear as we all now Rangers are integral to the social fabric of Scotland and central to the vast majority of the population’s well being. So there is a case for leniency here especially with all the political weight behind the club we are seeing.
    Another thing to ponder.
    If it can be proven that directors of the club had behaved illegally [and that seems to be the case] then they can be held personally accountable which means the authorities can go after their assets.

  4. I agree entirely with you Sparky as regards this however as their case is still at the Inspector stage it is within HMRC’s domain to ‘do a deal’. On the other hand if they had slapped a Statutory Demand on Rangers this would have taken their case to the ‘Collections” boys at HMRC. THEY DONT TAKE PRISONERS and as they would have been incapable of paying what they owe, bankruptcy would have followed.
    Unfortunately there is every likelihood that the’Gers will escape with paying a considerably less sum of money and yes we tax payers will have to lump it. But never fear as we all now Rangers are integral to the social fabric of Scotland and central to the vast majority of the population’s well being. So there is a case for leniency here especially with all the political weight behind the club we are seeing.
    Another thing to ponder.
    If it can be proven that directors of the club had behaved illegally [and that seems to be the case] then they can be held personally accountable which means the authorities can go after their assets.

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