Introduction: How to Write a Check
Writing a Check 101
Step 1: Get Your Supplies
A blue or black pen (only use black or blue ink)
Step 2: Verify the Authenticity of the Check
Make sure that the printed check number is the same on the top and bottom of the check.
Step 3: Write the Date
Write the current date (DD/MM/YYYY).
Step 4: Write the Payee’s Name
Write the name of the person or organization you're paying.
Step 5: Payment in Numbers
Write the payment amount in numbers.
Step 6: Payment in Words
Write the payment amount in words. If your payment includes cents write the cents as a fraction. For example: 50 cents would be written 50/100. Draw a line after the check amount to prevent fraud.
Step 7: Write Your Signature
Write your signature to validate the check
Step 8: Write the Memo
Write the reason you are writing the check. For example: "babysitting" "rent"
Step 9: Record the Check in Your Check Register
Keep a record of the check by copying the check information under the corresponding categories in your check register.
Step 10: Step 10: Update the Checkbook Balance
Subtract the amount of the check from the current balance.