Are there income limits to participate in MERIT?

Yes, you must determine if you meet federal income limits. If you don’t, you can’t contribute to Roth IRA accounts. Simply put, if you make over a certain amount of income in a given year, you may not be eligible. This income limit is determined by the IRS and is based on something called your Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI). This figure is determined by certain deductions that are removed and, in some cases, added back into your gross income. You can use this worksheet from the IRS to help you calculate your MAGI. Your MAGI will determine how much you are able to contribute to your Roth IRA account. Traditional IRAs do not have an income limit.