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  • Payment on Account Mistake

    This is probably a stupid question but can I deliberately over pay my self assessment bill and have it treated as a payment on account when there is no payment on account due? I reduced my POA to 0 because I thought I was going back into PAYE work however I'm now doing more freelance than employed. I tried calling HMRC but they said everything is up to date and no POA is due but last year this happened and I got charged interest on the POA that should have existed but I reduced to 0 mistakenly. Long story short, they can't put the POA back on (because I've reduced it to 0) so can I deliberately overpay and have it as an overbalance to cover the POA when I file for 22/23?