# How to Write a Check for \$54,818.00 (USD, US Dollars). Six Steps to Fill Out the Cheque. Write Out the Money Payment Amount Numerically & in Words (Spelled Out), (US) American English, Cents as a Fraction

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

### 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.

#### - How to write the amount of \$1,567 in numbers, on the check.

• Write the amount of \$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.
• #### - Write out the integer number 1,567 in words, on the check. 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.

#### - How to write out \$1,567 USD in words, on the check.

• Write out \$1,567 USD 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.

#### - 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.