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.
Notes on Letter Cases used to write out in words the number above:
1: Lowercase: only lowercase letters are used. Example: 'seventy-six and two tenths'.
2: Uppercase: only uppercase letters are used. Example: 'SEVENTY-SIX AND TWO TENTHS'.
3. Title Case: first letter of each word is capitalized, except for certain short words, such as articles, conjunctions and short prepositions, 'a', 'an', 'the', 'and', 'but', 'for', 'at', 'by', 'to', 'or', 'in', etc. Example: 'Seventy-Six and Two Tenths'.
4. Sentence case: only the first letter of the first word is capitalized. Example: 'Seventy-six and two tenths'.
5. Start Case: first letter of each word is capitalized without exception. Example: 'Seventy-Six And Two Tenths'.
6. Camel Case: text has no spaces nor punctuation and first letter of each word is capitalized except for the very first letter in the series. Example: 'seventySixAndTwoTenths'.
Pascal Case: See the Camel Case above, but the first letter is also capitalized. Example: 'SeventySixAndTwoTenths'.
7. Hyphen Case: text has no spaces nor punctuation and the words are delimited by hyphen. Example: 'seventy-six-and-two-tenths'. Hyphen Case can be lowercase or uppercase.
8. Snake Case: text has no spaces nor punctuation and the words are delimited by underscore. Example: 'seventy_six_and_two_tenths'. Snake Case can be lowercase or uppercase.
Notes on Writing Out Numbers:
1: It's correct to hyphenate all compound numbers from twenty-one (21) through ninety-nine (99). The hyphen is the minus sign, as in 'thirty-four' (34).
2: In American English, unlike British English, when writing out natural numbers of three or more digits, the word 'and' is not used after 'hundred' or 'thousand': so it is 'one thousand two hundred thirty-four' and not 'one thousand two hundred and thirty-four'.
3. Do not use commas when writing out in words numbers above 999: so it is 'one thousand two hundred thirty-four' and not 'one thousand, two hundred thirty-four'.
4. Use commas when writing in digits numbers above 999: 1,234; 43,290, etc.
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: 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.