Swinton have confirmed that their debt to the taxman has now been repaid in full.
More than £75,000 has been paid to HMRC over the past three months, during which time the club was saved from extinction and managed to preserve its Championship status on the field under coach Stuart Littler.
A club statement said: “Whilst we cannot deny that this amount was rightly due, the fact that it has been paid in full nevertheless represents a colossal effort on the part of the supporters and the current club management – particularly as during the same period we have managed to meet our obligations to our players, and to make inroads with our other creditors (whom we also fully intend to settle in full).
“Against this troubled background Stuart and the players have kept the team in the Championship, which again is a brilliant achievement for which they deserve huge credit.
“We now have a renewed opportunity, as we plan for the 2018 season, to progress in a sustainable, professional and open manner – hopefully with an exciting future in front of us – with the Swinton Lions name and its heritage secured.”