- Step 1: Write void Write the word VOID in the space where you would write the amount of the check. If you’ve already written the amount, write over it.
- Step 2: Write across signature line Write VOID across the signature line on the check. If you’ve already signed the check, write over your signature.
- Step 3: Write across the front of the check Write VOID in big letters across the front of the check.
- TIP: Technically, you only have to write once across the front, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
- Step 4: Write across the back of the check Write VOID in big letters across the back of the check. Whether you’ve endorsed it doesn’t matter.
- Step 5: Write check number Write the check number in your check register.
- Step 6: Write reason Write a note about the reason you voided the check, in case you need it later for reference.
- FACT: In 2008 the Federal Reserve processed 269 million government checks.
You Will Need
- A pen
- A check