Hearts have announced a deal with the tax man to back their outstanding bill in stages over the next month.
Announcing the deal with HMRC, Hearts director Sergejus Fedotovas said: “We are pleased that we have been granted this extension as it acknowledges the strenuous efforts that are going on to ensure this club continues to contribute to employment, society, community and football in Scotland.
“I also want to acknowledge the support received from political and supporter groups. Their direct action is helping the club through a very important period.
“We have a lot of hard work ahead of us in order to fully rectify our financial position but with further backing and ongoing fundraising by supporters we know that we have a very positive opportunity to create a strong club for the future.
“Make no mistake, the fans and players have been instrumental in achieving this extension with HMRC.
“The supporters’ efforts have been quite phenomenal. However, it is essential that they continue all their work to assist us in meeting financial targets at the club.”
Earlier this week a row broke out at Hibernian after the stadium announcer played The Beatles song ‘Taxman’ near the end of the interval.
The Club later confirmed “The stadium announcer’s contract has been terminated following a breach of conduct.”
Reports suggest the dismissal relates to an incident at the club’s Easter Road ground during Sunday’s match against Dundee United.