Your Bank Account Numbers

Look on your DEPOSIT SLIP, not your check.

Some banks like Wells Fargo have different routing numbers for deposits. Since the goal is to have them deposit into your account, the DEPOSIT routing number is what you want.

The numbers appear in this order:

  • Routing number (1st – up to 9 characters on the 1040)
  • Checking account number (2nd – up to 17 characters on the 1040)