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Important Information for All Check Deposits
Make Checks Payable To:
[Custodian Name] FBO [Name on Account + Account Type + Account Number]
"Equity Trust Co FBO Sallie Smith IRA D12345678"
Equity Trust Co = Custodian Name
Sallie Smith = Name on Account
IRA = Account Type
D12345678 = Account Number
FBO stands for "For the Benefit of"
"Charles Schwab & Co. FBO The Smith Family Trust 1234-5678"
Notice that the word "Trust" does double-duty in this case - indicating account type while being part of the account's name.
"Equity Trust Co FBO John and Sally Smith Joint D12345678"
"TD Ameritrade FBO Sallie Smith ROTH IRA 12345678"
"TD Ameritrade FBO Sallie Smith 401k 12345678"
For IRA & ROTH IRA Deposits:
Ensure Tax Year is in the Memo Section of the Check.
Example: "2020 Contribution"
For 401k & 403b Deposits:
Ensure Tax Year and Contribution Type are in the Memo Section of the Check.
Example: "2020 Salary Deferral" or "2020 Employer Contribution"
For Mailed Checks:
Endorse "For Deposit Only" and sign the back.
Make a Copy of Your Check Front & Back and Hold Onto it Until Check is Deposited
For Checks Deposited via Mobile App:
Endorse Back of Check with "For Electronic Deposit to [Custodian Name] Only" and sign the back.
Write Date Deposited on Face of Check and Hold Onto it Until Funds Have Been Released Into Your Account
Other Custodians may be available upon request or in special circumstances. Cogent Independent Advisors is not affiliated with Equity Trust Corporation, Charles Schwab & Co., TD Ameritrade Institutional, or any of their subsidiaries, or any other Custodian.
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