Earned Income


Earned Income
Income derived from active participation in a trade or business, including wages, salary, tips, commissions and bonuses. This is the opposite of unearned income.

Earned income includes any income that a person or company receives for work they have done. If your boss gives you an advance on your next check, this would be considered unearned income because you haven't yet done anything to earn it.


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  • earned income — n: income (as wages, salary, professional fees, or commissions) that results from the personal labor or services of an individual compare unearned income Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • earned income — noun uncount BUSINESS the money that you earn for doing your job, including your salary, expenses, and any other payments ─ compare UNEARNED INCOME …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • earned income — compensation earned from employment, which includes wages, salary, tips, and compensation. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * earned income earned income ➔ income * * * earned income UK US noun [U] TAX ► money that a person or company receives… …   Financial and business terms

  • earned income — The following types of income are treated as earned income: • income from employment; • income from trades, professions, and vocations; • foreign business profits; • patent and copyright income received by the creator; • a proportion of the… …   Accounting dictionary

  • earned income — income from wages, salaries, fees, or the like, accruing from labor or services performed by the earner. Cf. unearned income. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • earned income — noun Etymology: earned from past participle of earn (I) : income (as wages, salary, professional fees, or commissions) that results from the personal labor or services of an individual compare unearned income …   Useful english dictionary

  • earned income — /ɜ:nd ɪnkʌm/ noun income from wages, salaries, pensions, fees, rental income, etc. (as opposed to ‘unearned’ income from investments) …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • earned income — UK / US noun [uncountable] business the money that you earn for doing your job, including your salary and any other payments that you receive • See: unearned income …   English dictionary

  • earned income — amount of money that a person earns by working (taxes owed according to the earnings scale) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • earned income — noun money derived from paid work as opposed to profit from investments …   English new terms dictionary


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