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Refusing to Cash Government Checks

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We generally do not cash checks for non-customers. We have been discussing this as a potential income source, but there are differing opinions on our right to refuse to cash government checks, postal money orders, treasury checks, etc. My question is this: can we refuse to cash these?
Answer: 

There is no federal requirement that banks cash U.S. Treasury checks. Some respected BOL participants have indicated that there are laws in some states that do require the cashing of government checks, both state and federal. Check the laws of your state.

First published on BankersOnline.com 10/30/06

First published on 10/30/2006

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