MICR line

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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. CSA will not include 2017 tax rates or payroll forms, so, for 2017 and beyond, you will need to process payroll in another application. We recommend Accounting CS Payroll and myPay Solutions. For more information, see the following topics.

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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