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Important reminder!

Licenses for Payroll CS, Trial Balance CS, and Write-Up CS (but not Engagement CS) permanently expired on March 1, 2017.

For details, see CSA license expiration 2017 – frequently asked questions.

Some processes documented in the Help & How-To Center are no longer applicable, due to the discontinuation of these CSA modules.

A magnetic ink character recognition (MICR) line is a line of characters printed in a 5/8-inch-high band (the MICR clear band) at the bottom of a check. The characters are printed with a magnetic ink or toner using the E-13B MICR Font. The contents of the MICR line are controlled by the drawee banking institution following rules established by high-speed check processing.

The MICR line information, bank name, and client name that would otherwise need to be preprinted on preprinted check stock can instead be printed directly on blank check stock.

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