If a check has not been deposited 30-45 days after it was issued, contact the payee to determine the reason. If the check is uncollected after 90 days, it may be necessary to stop payment. The bank may charge a fee to stop the payment. The original item was recorded under “Payments”. Register the uncashed check again in the payment column, with the amount in parentheses, which reverses the original transaction and does not add to gross income. Some computer programs allow a negative or minus sign in place of parentheses. If payment is requested, write a new check. For instance: Original item: 07/2/03 Check 1098 Jenny King $ 30.00 Register a second time: 04/05/03 Check 1098 Jenny King, uncashed check ($ 30.00) “Null” cannot be used in most software programs anymore because it has the effect of zeroing the check on the date written, which changes all reports for the previous month. Save the new transaction with the new date to void the check. Enter the voided check as a negative check on the treasury report. Although you don’t need a motion to void a check, you do need to reissue it, especially if the check was written earlier. Some programs, like MyPTEZ, record the “null” with the current date. Check the program currently in use to determine the best way to void checks.