How to fill in a deposit slip

Review the parts of a deposit slip. 

When you make a deposit by mail or at the bank (and at some ATMs), you may need to fill in a deposit slip.

A sample deposit slip with numbers annotating each of its parts.

Understanding how to fill in a deposit slip

Instructions: Click each item to learn how to fill in a deposit slip.

1. Account number

This number ensures that the money is deposited in the correct account. If you do not have your account number with you, your bank can provide the information for you.

2. Your information

Your name is preprinted or written in.

3. Date

You will write today’s date here.

4. Cash

If depositing cash, you would write the amount here.

5. Checks

If you are depositing checks or money orders, you would list each one separately here and continue on the back if more space were needed.

6. Subtotal

You will add the cash and check amounts and write the total amount being deposited here.

7. Less cash received

If you are at the bank, you would use this space to write the amount of cash you would like to get back from the checks you are depositing. The teller will ask you to sign the deposit slip and provide identification to confirm that you are the account holder.

8. Total

You will subtract the amount, if any, on the line “Less Cash Received” from the Subtotal, and write the total amount being deposited here.

9. Signature line

The teller will ask you to sign the deposit slip and provide identification to confirm that you are the account holder, if you are withdrawing cash from your deposit.

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