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How to Write a Check for 0 Dollars

Here’s how to write a check for 0 dollars.

A few lines below you can find the complete steps to fill out a check for 0 dollars, including the terms explained as well as useful information and images. 🙂

On top of that we provide you with a numbers to words converter for how to write a check for 0 in both, the American spelling as well as the British spelling of numbers, and more.

If you are looking for how to write a cheque for 0, then you are right here too, using the British spelling for check.

To fill in the fields on a check for 0 dollars proceed as explained after the depiction right below.

0 Dollars Check Image

Learn how to write this check with no cents right below.

The Parts of this Check in Detail

  1. DATE: Write the current date, or the earliest date you would like the check to be cashed, in the upper right corner. The month, date and year must be included.
  2. PAY TO THE ORDER OF: Fill in the payee information, that is the business name or first and last names of the person the money goes to, on the next line. Avoid nicknames and abbreviations.
  3. $ (Amount in Numeric Form): Put 0.00 in the box right after the $ sign on the same line. Make sure to include the decimal part 00. Confirm you have enough funds in your account to cover the amount!
  4. DOLLARS (Amount in Words): Write Zero and 00/100 on the next field as far to the left on that line as possible. Use sentence case, print handwriting to make it easier to read, and a pen instead of a pencil to avoid alterations.
  5. FOR: Note what the check payment is for on the next line, e.g. the invoice or contract number. Observe that this memo field is optional.
  6. SIGNATURE: Duly sign the document above the line in the bottom right corner.

Now, record all of the essential information in a register – your account statement may only show a check number, the cash date and the amount of 0.00 without any description.
  • Be mindful that if you put “Cash” in the PAY TO THE ORDER OF field, then anyone can present the check for payment.
  • Instead of Zero and 00/100, you may employ the fraction form Zero and no/100, or Zero and xx/100, just to name a few.
  • A check for zero dollars in the United States of America may also carry the ending “only” or “even”. For example: Zero only dollars.

You must’t make alterations or overwrite. Write “void” and start writing a new check if you’ve made an error.

BTW: It is usually best to write the whole check all in one go.

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Letter case:

Sentence case
Title Case
Spelling: Zero and 00/100 dollars

In contrast to British English, in US English there is usually no “and” between the three digit and the two digit numerals.

This not only applies to numbers, but also to check values in words.How to Write a Check for 0 Dollars With and Without Cents Click To TweetRead on to learn everything on how to write a 0 dollars check with cents.

How to Write a Check for 0 Dollars with Cents

Assumed xy is the cent part of your amount:

Write 0.xy in the $ field, and Zero and xy/100 in the dollar space. All other steps are the same as for the 0 dollar only check detailed above.

Example 1: 0 dollars and 30 centsFill in 0.30 and Zero and 30/100, respectively.

If you are looking for how to write a cheque for 0, then you are right here too, using the British spelling for check.

Example 2: 0 dollars and 70 cents
In any case, we recommend using our converter. In the following section you can learn about writing a check over 0 in other currencies.

How to Write a Check for 0

Writing a check for 0, be it either euros, Swiss francs, yen, yuan or British pounds almost certainly involves writing the same information in an identical or similar way.

Yet, instead of the $ symbol and the printed word “dollars”, the check is denoted in another currency, and may include the word bearer, which can be crossed out to make it non-cash.

Along these lines, check formats vary from country to country, let alone from bank from bank.

Particularly outside the US, a check in the amount of 0 might as well have two parallel lines, either through the top left hand corner of the check or diagonally across the whole check.

Such a crossed check cannot be immediately cashed; the equivalent of $0 must be deposited into a bank account. Crossed checks are uncommon in the United States, though.

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Supplementary Information

Here’s what you may also be interested in with regard to how to write a check for $0:

  • Drawer: the entity (you) writing the check over 0$
  • Payee: the entity to whom the check in the amount of $0 is made payable
  • Drawee: the financial institution paying the 0 dollars
  • If your writing doesn’t take up the whole space, you may draw a straight line through to the end of the amount-in-words-field so no one can add anything.
  • Always make sure the check is complete.

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0 Dollar Check Wrap-up

You have reached the concluding section of our article, and we hope our content about how to fill out a check for 0 dollars has been useful to you.

To sum up:

A check for 0 dollars can be spelled as Zero and xy/100 dollars; check formats, terms and spelling variants differ.

In any case, it includes the date, recipient information, signature as well as the monetary amount twice, one time as decimal number 0.xy and one time as the word “zero and xy/100” or similar.

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