Thanks for asking your question! I'm sorry to hear about your tax issue and I'm going to try my best to help you understand or resolve it.
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When you say you made $252 is that your gross or net?
Meaning, is that what you were paid, or what was left over after expenses?
It's better just to pay the taxes on what you earned. It would not make sense to give the money back you earned, just to avoid paying taxes on it.