pre-tax earnings

Definition

Net income before federal income taxes have been deducted. "Kerri's pre-tax earnings were $120,000 for last calendar year, but she knew that it would be reduced after federal income taxes were subtracted."

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My friend and I have the same pre-tax earnings, but we have different tax situations so we end up with different amounts.

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The information presented during the meeting only included the pre-tax earnings which was irrelevant considering we are required to pay taxes.

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Dillon thought he was set for life after landing his dream job,$200,000 a year, but his dreams were shattered when he realized that was only pre-tax earnings as he had incorrectly filed his W-2 form and he would be losing a large fraction of his thought salary.

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