How to Write a Check of USD 475 Dollars. Six Steps to Fill it Out. Write Out the Payment Amount of Money in Words

How to write a check of USD 475 dollars. Write out the payment amount in words, American English

Follow the six steps below for writing a check.

1. Date the check

Write the date on the 'Date' line at the top right side of the check. In most cases the current date is being used. Today's date: 11 / 26 / 2020.

2. Payee: who is this check for?

On the line 'Pay to the order of' write the accurate name of the person or the organization you're paying.

3. Write the payment amount as a number:


Write it in the payment amount box on the right side of the check, the one having the symbol '$' printed to the left...

Start writing as far over to the left as possible - so no one could change your amount (from 9.50 to 999.50, for example).

Don't forget to write the decimals even if you have a number without a fractional part.

Convert USD 475 dollars to words, American English

4. Write the payment amount in words:

Write it on the payment amount line, the one having the word 'DOLLARS' printed to the right.

Use a pen instead of a pencil, which is too easy to alter.

If your writing doesn't take up the whole space, draw a straight line through to the end of the field so no one could edit what you wrote down.

Write out in words only the dollar value - the cents can be written numerically, as a fraction.

Choose your preffered letter case out of the four different below.


four hundred seventy-five and 00/100



Title Case:

Four Hundred Seventy-Five and 00/100

Sentence case:

Four hundred seventy-five and 00/100

5. Write a brief note about the payment

Write a short note about the payment you make on the 'Memo' line, what does the payment represent.

6. Sign the check

Without your signature the check couldn't be processed. Sign on the line at the bottom right side of the check.


If you make an error, just write 'void' on the check and start writing a new one.

When writing your check, use printing instead of cursive, if possible - it's easier to read.

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How to Write a Check? Write Out USD Payment Amount in Words

The USD dollar amounts used for writing checks are first rounded to a maximum of two decimals and then converted from numbers to words, in (US) American English, in:

- lowercase (all small caps letters);


- Title Case (Capital Letters at the Beginning of Words);

- And sentence case (capital letter to start the sentence).

The cents amounts are written as fractions with a denominator of 100.

Latest USD dollar amounts for writing checks, converted to words

How to write USD currency amounts of money on checks, using both numerals and words in (US) American English

1. How to write out amounts of money on checks, both in numbers and in words in (US) American English? For start let's work with an even amount, without cents.

Let's write a check of USD 1,567$.

1.1. How to write USD 1,567$ in numbers, on the check.

  • Write the amount of USD 1,567$ on the check, in the amount box.
  • This box has a $ sign to the left. Write your number in digits: 1,567.00
  • Notice the decimal point that separates dollars and cents; you have zero cents so you write .00
  • Draw a horizontal line after the amount 1,567.00, that runs from the right of the amount up to the end of the blank space. This is to prevent other people from changing / adding to your amount.
  • 1.2. Write out the integer number 1,567. For that we must know the place value of each digit.

    • 1,567 has a 1 in the thousands place, a 5 in the hundreds place, a 6 in the tens place and a 7 in the ones place.
    • 1,567 in words is:
    • = one thousands (1,000) + five hundreds (500) + six tens (60) + seven ones (7)
    • = one thousand + five hundred + sixty + seven
    • = one thousand five hundred sixty-seven.

    1.3. How to write out USD 1,567$ in words, on the check.

    • Write out USD 1,567$ in words on the line which has the currency type written at the end of it (dollars): one thousand five hundred sixty-seven and 00/100 (the word "dollars" is already printed).
    • Notice the fraction 00/100; when you have zero cents you write after the dollar amount: and 00/100.
    • Again, draw a horizontal line after the "00/100" fraction, that runs to the end of the blank space. This is to prevent people from changing / adding to your amount.

    1.4. Notes:

    • 1: Note the hyphen (or the minus sign) in "sixty-seven" above. Technically, it's correct to hyphenate compound numbers between twenty-one, 21, and ninety-nine, 99.
    • 2: Placement of word "and": in American English do not use the word "and" after "hundred", "thousand" or "million". So, it is "one million two hundred thirty-four thousand five hundred sixty-seven" and not "one million and two hundred thirty-four thousand and five hundred and sixty-seven", though you may hear a lot of people using the last form, informally.
    • 3: The Federal Reserve will not accept checks that are larger than $99,999,999.00 and agencies have been directed to return these checks to the originator. Beginning January 1, 2016. Check-processing equipment at the nation's Federal Reserve banks can't handle checks that big. Checks of more than $99,999,999.00 have to be processed by hand, increasing the risk of theft, fraud and errors, according to the IRS and the Treasury Department.

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