earned income

Definition

Compensation from participation in a business, including wages, salary, tips, commissions and bonuses. opposite of unearned income.

Use earned income in a sentence

On the W2 form that my company sent me it stated my salary and bonuses which make up my earned income for the year.

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unearned revenue disqualifying income