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Why am I paying any federal tax when my gross earnings were only $17,000?

Are you claimed as anyone else's dependent?    Was tax withheld from your pay?  What is your filing status?

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Why am I paying any federal tax when my gross earnings were only $17,000?

Are you Single?  The Standard Deduction for Single is 12,200.  So you owe tax on anything over 12,200.    The tax on  4,800 of Taxable Income is $483.  But you might also get the EIC which will reduce the tax.  

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