A “void” check is one that has been cancelled or marked as “invalid” on purpose. It is often used to make sure someone is who they say they are, like when setting up direct deposit or automatic bill payments. Here are some tips for writing a “no-good” check:
Begin with an empty check. Start with a check from your bank account that is blank. This can be a personal or business check, as long as it comes from your checking account.
Write “VOID” in the middle of the check. Write the word “VOID” in big letters across the check with a pen. Make sure to write it clearly and completely so that it can’t be confused with a real check.
If more information is needed, add it. Some places may need more information, like your name, account number, or routing number, on the void check. If this is the case, write the extra information on the check that has already been cashed.
Make a note of the canceled check. Make sure to write down the check that bounced for your own records. You might also want to write something on the void check, like “for setting up direct deposit.”
Here is an example of how to write a void check:
Start with a check from your bank account that is blank.
Write the word “VOID” in big letters across the check with a pen.
If more information is needed, write it on the check that has been canceled. For instance:
John Doe is your name.
Number of account: 123456789
Number of the bank: 0123456789
Keep track of the check that bounced for your own records.
If you follow these rules, it will be easy and accurate to write a void check. Make sure to write the word “VOID” in a clear, complete way and add any other information that is needed. A well-written void check can help you make sure that your direct deposit or automatic bill payments are set up correctly.