As a result of recent Check
21 (Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act)
legislation, many U.S. financial institutions
require the physical format and layout of your checks
to conform to industry processing and imaging standards.
To meet these requirements, Intuit
offers Check 21 image-compatible wallet checks to guarantee that your
wallet checks are always accepted by your financial institution.
QuickBooks versions 2006 and higher support Check
21 wallet checks.
You can use wallet checks that you purchase elsewhere,
but only Intuit-purchased Check 21 wallet checks
have a 100% money-back guarantee for acceptance
by any financial institution in the U.S. If you
don't use Intuit-purchased checks, you'll need
to check with your vendor to make sure the checks
are compatible with QuickBooks and Check 21.
There are two check types for wallet
checks – Check 21 and Traditional.
Note: While Check
21 check types are more strongly recommended,
you may use your Traditional wallet checks
in QuickBooks. However, be aware that some
financial institutions may require Check 21
compliance, or may charge fees for non-compliance.
When printing Traditional checks, make sure
you select Traditional
for the Wallet Check Type in the
Print Checks window.
Check 21 wallet checks have a payee
address limitation of three lines.
Text fonts printed on your checks can't be in color.
Text for the check dollar amount is preset by QuickBooks
to Arial 10 point font, and can't be changed.
have the option to use other fonts for all other text on your printed
21 Wallet Check FAQs.
What Check 21 means to me
Check 21 wallet checks and envelopes