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For 2016 that limit is $15,720 before SSA would reduce your benefits. If you are under full retirement age for the entire year, SSA deducts $1 from your benefit payments for every $2 you earn above the annual limit.
For self employment that is NET EARNINGS.
Net earnings for Social Security are your gross earnings from your trade or business, minus all of your allowable business deductions and depreciation.
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