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    can earn up to

    You can earn up to $65 per week tax-free.

    I'm rather confused about this sentence. Is it about your weekly income or about the personal tax allowance? Thanks!

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    Re: can earn up to

    It's about both. You can be paid up to $65 per week without having any tax deducted from that payment. So if you are only paid $65 a week at your job, then you will keep the whole $65 each week. If you earn $75 a week, the first $65 will come to you complete but the remaining $10 will have tax deducted at whatever the current rate is. If tax is 25%, then you will only receive $7.50 of that $10, plus the original $65, leaving your weekly net income as $72.50.
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    Re: can earn up to

    Quote Originally Posted by lauraguan View Post
    You can earn up to $65 per week tax-free.

    I'm rather confused about this sentence. Is it about your weekly income or about the personal tax allowance? Thanks!
    The key word is 'earn'. It means that is the income you can expect to receive from some sort of work or investment.

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    Re: can earn up to

    Thanks, emsr2d2 and 5jj! But with two different answers, I'm still confused!

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    Re: can earn up to

    Quote Originally Posted by lauraguan View Post
    Thanks, emsr2d2 and 5jj! But with two different answers, I'm still confused!
    emsr2d2's answer is comprehensive, and complete.
    But 5jj's answer is also possible.
    Perhaps everything you earn is tax-free, but you can only expect to earn up to $65. It's ambiguous.

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    Re: can earn up to

    Thanks! I think I'm clear now.

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