I'm working through my federal 1040 and form 6251. For line 29 on form 6251, there's a worksheet in the instructions (pg 10) that asks for earned income on line 8.
Since line 2 of that worksheet asks for what ends up being mostly my adjusted gross income from 1040, I'm wondering whether earned income is something like gig or contract work (something that I'd need to report, separate from box 1 on my W2).
What confusing me is that the first sentence in the instructions for line 8 say:
Earned income includes wages, tips, and other amounts received for personal services performed.
Sounds like W2 stuff, but, again - already kinda entered that.