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Super low federal income tax on W2

Hi, I worked for 6 month last year and only earned a little bit of money (just over $4000), but they only took out $0.09 for federal income tax! Is that correct?! Seems way to low!
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Super low federal income tax on W2

The federal withholding tax tables changed last year. If your taxes withheld were too low, you may need to submit a new W-4 form to your employer.

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Super low federal income tax on W2

it could be correct based on the period over which you earned the income and how you filled out the W-4 form when you were hired.


If that is your only income for the year, I could argue it's 'way to high' as I suspect the IRS owes you the 9 cents back 🙂 

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