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Is there any reason to keep old checks?

Federal regulations do not require you to keep these stubs personally. They do require your work organization to keep them for 3 years under the FLSA. https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/fact-sheets/21-...
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Is there any reason to keep old checks?

You may be asked for the last 2/3 paystabs for some sort of verification. I was recently asked when I signed a lease.
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Is there any reason to keep old checks?

A pay stub/payroll advice (typically attached to a pay check in the U.S.) may be useful proof of employment at some time in the past. At one point in my career, I realized that none of my employers ...
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Is there any reason to keep old checks?

For payroll checks the key thing you should be reviewing is the pay stub with all the information regarding gross pay, taxes, FICA, retirement contributions, and other relevant information. The stub ...
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Is there any reason to keep old checks?

The checks themselves are not relevant at all for tax reasons. For taxes you would use the W-2 that the employer send you after the tax year is over. The W-2 should also suffice in the event of an ...
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Is there any reason to keep old checks?

Usually banks will tell you during the online deposit process for how long they want you to keep them. Generally between 7 and 60 days is my experience, depending on the bank. You don't need to keep ...
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Is it legal to deposit a check that says pay to the order of cash

There is no real difference between depositing a check made out to cash and a check made out to you personally, unless there is some suspicion that the check was stolen or obtained via fraud. Like any ...
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Is it legal to deposit a check that says pay to the order of cash

Yes, it is legal to deposit a cheque that says pay to the order of Cash. It is also legal to deposit a cheque that is payable to you. In neither case are you guaranteed that you actually have the ...
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Is it legal to deposit a check that says pay to the order of cash

At least in the US: That's an old convention for a "bearer check", depositable to any account. Insecure, of course, but when checks were more common this was sometimes a desirable option. ...
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