After the meeting, HMRC issued a terse statement that gave little away apart from its continued annoyance with the situation at Portsmouth.
"HMRC notes that the result of today's vote was to accept the CVA proposals. We will now be carefully considering our position," it said.
"HMRC stands by the full amount of its claim (£37m). We will now carefully consider our position following (the administrator's) decision to reduce the amount of our claim for voting purposes."
But Thursday's vote will come as a great relief to the South Coast club's supporters and its lead administrator Andrew Andronikou.
Nigel Tresidder, chairman of the Pompey Supporters' Club central branch, attended the vote and welcomed the opportunity to move the club on from its recent troubles.
"I think the people in charge of the club are confident of winning any appeal (from HMRC) but it's time the uncertainty came to an end," said Tresidder.
He and others will be hoping Andronikou can now press on with the business of selling the club to a more committed owner than current incumbent Balram Chainrai.
The Hong Kong-based businessman became Pompey's fourth different owner in the space of six months in January and has repeatedly professed his intention to sell up at the first opportunity.
With a large degree of the uncertainty surrounding the club now almost resolved, Andronikou's sales job should have got much easier, and there are reports of interest from places as far afield as Canada and Ukraine.
So far that interest has not got much further than internet speculation but with Portsmouth now less likely to face a further points penalty for failing to secure a CVA, and approximately two-thirds of the club's overall debt wiped away, it is, at least, a going concern again.
David Lampitt, Portsmouth's new chief executive, was in no doubt about the importance of the CVA vote, describing it as a "hugely significant day for the club" and any fears Pompey may not be able to fulfil its first fixture in the Championship next season - a trip to Coventry City - can probably be dismissed.
Where this leaves the wider debate about football's shaky finances is less certain, particularly the growing dispute between the sport and HMRC.
The taxman may have to admit defeat in this dispute but he has managed to gain a number of concessions from Andronikou (a thorough investigation into what has happened at Fratton Park over the last few years being the most valuable) and sent a clear message to the rest of football: pay your taxes.
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