Kent Online report that the taxman has issued court proceedings against Ebbsfleet United over an unpaid bill.

Photo: Ebbsfleet United

HM Revenue and Customs issued a winding up petition against the club last week, it has emerged.

The size of the tax bill owed has not been revealed, although Ebbsfleet bosses said the issue had been resolved.

The revelation comes at a difficult time for the club, which has paid players late in seven of the last 10 months.

The club have responded with the following statement:

The football club is fully aware of the petition published in ‘The Gazette’ relating to a winding-up order.

Arrangements have been in place to pay the full amount within 72 hours and as a result ensure the removal of the petition through the standard procedure for these matters.

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