Postdating a check in quickbooks
Be sure to be as clear as possible when writing out your check and avoid using nicknames or shorthand names, as this can open up chances for fraud or theft.
If you’re unsure of who to make the check out to, simply ask the recipient what you should put on that line or “Who should I make this check out to? Near the end of the payee line, on the right hand side of the check, will be a box with a dollar sign next to it.
Once you raise the alarm, the bank can then do their work in order to protect your assets.
Again, do your best to keep your signature consistent, as any changes or funny doodles can make it more difficult to determine counterfeit checks from real and authorized ones.
You can even provide additional information that serves both parties, such as your account number for the utility company next to “January Water Bill”.
After you’ve written the check, be sure to write a similar note in your check ledger or register to remind yourself of the purpose of that check (see below section for more on ledgers).
However, it’s important to keep in mind that the moment a check is signed, it becomes legal tender.
In general, it’s best to be direct about the date you wrote the check.However, it’s also a good idea to utilize the “memo” or “note” line in order to better track your checks.On this line you can write anything from “happy birthday” so the payee knows it’s a gift, to “Rent for August 2019” so you know what that check was for when you look back at your check ledger.Writing out checks is an essential skill to learn, and the more often you do it, the more natural it will become.
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to correctly fill out a check: Near the top right hand corner of the check (below the check number) is the line for you to write out the current date.
If you do not have the funds available that is required for that check, then do not write the check until you have the funds.