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Ask A CPA - 2017 Social Security Changes

Under The Full Retirement Age Allowed Earnings Before Penalty

A worker under the "full" retirement age can earn up to $16,920 for 2017 which is an increase from the 2016 amount of $15,720. The amount over the allowed amount causes $1 in benefits to be withheld for every $2 earned.

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