The / (forward slash) character is typically used to separate the last name from the first name. However, you can rename the payee to place an additional / at the beginning of the name. TAS will then ignore any subsequent slashes.
To rename the Payee
Payees can be combined by first deleting the payee that you want to keep, and then renaming the duplicate payee to the deleted payee name. Since payees can be specified in Trust Transactions without being added to the Payee file, deleting a payee from the Payee file does not affect the payee information in each transaction and when the new payee is renamed, it will reattach these transactions.
To delete a payee
To rename a payee
When entering a Check or EFT transaction, this message can be received if you enter a payee name that does not match the exact spelling in the Payee file. You can optionally click the drop-down arrow to the right of the Payee Name field and scroll down to determine if the Payee already exists using a different spelling. If so, the spelling can be corrected via the Rename Payee utility (Maintenance | Renumber | Rename Payee).
If the Payee does not exist, you can select the Add Payee check box to the right of the Payee Name field in Trust Transactions. When this check box is selected, the payee will be added to the Payee file upon saving the transaction. This allows you to add payees on the fly.
Note: If the payee requires an IRS Form 1099-MISC, the Federal ID and the 1099 Box information will need to be added using the Payee program (File | Open | Miscellaneous | Payee tab).