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Can I deposit a check made out to my business
into my personal account?

You should not deposit checks made out to your business into your personal account. It may raise suspicions that you're trying to use company funds to cover your personal expenses, or it could spark an IRS audit. Use business checks for business accounts and use personal checks for personal accounts. It’s why you need both business checks and personal checks.

Deposit checks in separate accounts

Even if it seems convenient to deposit checks made out to your business into your personal account, don’t do it.

While it’s always recommended to keep business funds and personal funds separate, this scenario specifically raises red flags.

If you deposit a business check made out to your business into your personal account, even if your intentions are good, the optics aren’t great. Not only does it raise suspicions that you're trying to use company funds to cover your personal expenses, but it may also spark an IRS audit.

If you need some business funds placed into your personal funds, go the paper trail route. First, deposit this business check into your business account. Then, you can write a business check to yourself, that you then can deposit into your personal account and provide details about this transaction.

Simply, keep your business and personal finances separate and deposit checks in the right place.

And rely on both business checks and personal checks

If you have both types of checks, you’re covered and ready for all financial transactions.

Here’s an overview on these check types:

Business checks are used solely for your business and come in two categories:
  1. Laser checks: Essential for businesses that have existing accounting software programs (like QuickBooks® or Peachtree/Sage®), laser business checks maximize this investment in a powerful way. These laser business checks automatically track spending, maintain vendor details, and create easy-access records. Not only do they help ensure financial accuracy, but they also save businesses critical time and money that matters most. Checksforless.com® ensures that our laser business checks are 100% compatible with existing software. We also provide custom business checks that fully represent your organization, including your company logo and brand colors.
  2. Manual checks: Ideal for businesses that need a portable way to keep track of expenses, these manual business checks are convenient and easy to use. Essential for businesses on the go, these business checks come in a variety of styles and options, notably the inclusion of vouchers.
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The best solution is custom business checks. Completely customized with your account details and branding, our laser business checks are made for your business. They save you time, money, and ensure that your organization is keeping its business finances accurate and always up to date in real time, 24/7. Business checks aren’t an accessory; they are a critical ingredient to your organization’s success.

For more details on our business checks, please check our Business Check Formats page to see all our business check options.

Personal Checks: Meant for personal use, these personal checks are connected to your personal bank account. These personal checks can be customized to your personality with lots of designs to choose from. You can also pair these personal checks with matching address labels and a checkbook cover.

Order your business checks and personal checks today

Checksforless.com® is the ultimate destination for your custom business checks, custom personal checks, and all your banking supplies. If you’re ready to order your customized laser business checks or customized personal checks visit us at Checksforless.com or call us toll-free at 800-245-5775 to get started.

This article is made possible by Checksforless.com® For more than 35 years, Checksforless.com® has provided over 500,000 businesses with high quality business checksdeposit slips, and other banking supplies with easy ordering and fast production times; all at the guaranteed lowest price in the nation. Our discount business checks are easily customizable and compatible with over 4,500 software programs including QuickBooks and Peachtree/Sage 50. Email or call us toll-free at 800-245-5775.
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