Is The Amount That You're Allowed To Earn Gross Or Net?

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Mar 28 2019 - 8:47pm

If I opt to collect social security at age 65 and continue to work earning the $17K exempt amount - is the $17K a gross amount or net amount? I've been looking everywhere and can't find the answer.

Thanks!

Hi,

The actual earnings test exempt amount in 2019 is $17,040, and that includes any combination of gross wages and/or net earnings from self employment (https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/whileworking.html).

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Best, Jerry