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IRA Checkwriting Privilege Addition Form Instructions

In order to add the Checkwriting privilege on your Traditional IRA; please complete the IRA Checkwriting Privilege Addition Form. Please note the following important instructions.

  • Complete Sections 1 through 3 with the current account information;
  • Complete Section 4 by checking the box and reviewing the information; and
  • Complete Section 5 with the signature of the registered IRA owner.

Note: Please be advised that an IRA check redemption is considered a qualified distribution and such distribution will be reported on Form 1099R to the IRS. Redemption checks are not subject to TEFRA (withholding) regardless of the withholding code on the account.


Please mail the completed form to:
For registered/certified mail please mail to:
Dreyfus Shareholder Services
P.O. Box 9879
Providence, RI 02940-8079
Dreyfus Shareholder Services
4400 Computer Drive
Westborough, MA 01581

As soon as we receive the completed form in proper order, we will update your account and a checkbook will be forwarded to your address of record.

At Dreyfus, we appreciate the opportunity to assist you with your financial needs. If you have any further questions, please contact us.

IRA Checkwriting Privilege Addition Form

Download a prospectus for more complete information on any Dreyfus fund, including management fees, charges, expenses, and share classes, as applicable. Please read it carefully before you invest.