An independent regulatory commission is to hear charges brought against QPR over the signing of Alejandro Faurlin at a hearing beginning on May 3.
The npower Championship leaders were last month charged with seven breaches of Football Association rules regarding third party ownership and payments to an unauthorised agent in relation to the signing of the Argentinian midfielder.
The club and chairman Gianni Paladini will contest the charges at the hearing, following which a decision is due on Friday, May 6 - one day before the final round of Championship fixtures.
QPR have been charged under FA rules C1(b)(iii) and E3 and the Third Party Investment in Players' Regulations, A1 and A2, over the alleged existence of an agreement between the club and a third party in respect of the player's economic rights, and the alleged failure by the club to notify the FA of that agreement before registering Faurlin.
They also face a charge under the Players' Agents' Regulations, A1, over allegedly using or seeking to pay an unauthorised agent in relation to Faurlin's registration in July 2009.
The final charges against both the club and Paladini concern allegedly false information contained in documents submitted to the FA when Faurlin's contract at Loftus Road was extended in October 2010.
These charges are brought under the Players' Agents' Regulations, C2, and FA Rule E3.
Should the club be found guilty, the FA's Regulatory Commission will be tasked with deciding upon a necessary punishment, with a points deduction not impossible.
The Hoops are currently nine points clear at the top of the second tier with only seven games remaining and look certain to win promotion to the Barclays Premier League, barring any loss of points.
The issue of third-party ownership first came to light in England due to the Carlos Tevez affair, which culminated in West Ham paying £5.5million in compensation to Sheffield United after the Argentina striker helped the Hammers stay in the top flight at United's expense.
QPR boss Neil Warnock was the Blades manager at the time they were relegated and, coincidentally, Faurlin scored in last night's 3-0 win over the South Yorkshire side.
The Tevez case prompted a change in Premier League regulations and although they will not apply in this case as they have no jurisdiction over Football League clubs, the FA adopted a similar policy of their own in 2009.