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Earned income refers to all of the ways that you get paid throughout the year. This includes your paycheck, commissions, bonuses and income less expenses for self-employed individuals. It also includes money earned from investments, interest, dividends, alimony and Social Security. Adjusted gross income refers to this money less any standard deductions that are available to you. These deductions, referred to as ‘above the line deductions’, are those that are standard to everyone regardless of whether they are itemizing.