Tally.ERP 9 Release 6.4.7

The latest version under Tally.ERP 9 Release 6 series is Release 6.4.7, launched on 2nd August, 2018.

Below are the key enhancements of Tally.ERP 9 Release 6.4.7:

Enhanced GSTIN validation

Earlier for few taxpayer types, GSTIN validation was failing in Tally.ERP 9. Now, with this new Release, GSTIN will get validated for all taxpayer types

Option to avail Input Credit under Reverse Charge in current or future period 

  • If your business needs to avail input credit using reverse charge mechanism, you will find it delightfully useful and flexible to take credit on reverse charges in current or future periods
  • If you wish to keep track of total liability towards reverse charges or input credit availed, you can easily do so now with the new report, “Input Credit to be booked”

 

Highlights of Tally.ERP 9 Release 6 series.

Record Fixed Asset purchases in account invoice mode 

For your convenience, you can now record Fixed Assets purchases in account invoice mode as well. This was earlier possible only in the voucher mode.

Automatic rounding off invoice amountsCreate a Round off Ledger and select Invoice Rounding as the type of ledger. While creating invoice and upon selecting this ledger, Tally.ERP9 will auto calculate the difference value.

Manage e-Way Bills using Tally.ERP 9When you create the invoice before transporting goods, Tally.ERP 9 captures all the necessary details required to capture e-Way Bill. You need not re-enter these details in the e-Way Bill portal again. Just export the invoice in JSON format and upload to the portal for generating e-Way Bill.

  • Enter e-Way Bill Number (EBN) in its corresponding invoice, print the invoice and hand it over to the transporter.
  • You can export JSON file for a single invoice or for multiple invoices together in one go.
  • If the mode of transport, vehicle no., place of supply and State are same for a given set of invoices, you can group invoices accordingly and generate a single JSON file for a consolidated e-Way Bill. But first, you must generate e-Way Bills for each invoice as a prerequisite.
  • Tally.ERP 9 identifies invoices for which e-Way Bills are yet to be generated. You can add, modify, delete, consolidate and track e-Way Bills against invoices.Tally.ERP9 also shows which details are missing in the invoice for the purpose of generating e-Way Bills.
  • You can generate e-Way Bills on behalf of your supplier or transporter; or in cases of purchases and also for credit notes, delivery notes and receipt notes as well.

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How Tally.ERP 9 Helps Tax Consultants to Generate E-way Bills

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Note: This blogpost is intended for tax consultants. Business owners will also find this interesting to read.

As a tax consultant, you deal with different types of clients. For some, you provide end-to-end accounting services, while for others you must be providing services up to the extent of filing GST returns. More recently, you must have come across requests to generate and manage e-Way Bills as well from those clients to whom you provide end-to-end services.

As part of GST compliance, Tally.ERP 9 can be used to manage e-Way Bills efficiently. In this blogpost, we would like to highlight how Tally.ERP 9 can be best used to your advantage for managing e-Way Bills for all your clients easily.

Avoid repetitive work while generating e-Way Bills

Clients for whom you provide end-to-end services request you to generate e-Way Bills on a continuous basis. How will you execute these requests?

One way to do this is to visit the e-Way Bill portal, provide invoice level details and transportation level details, and generate e-Way Bills.

However, in this method, you will end up spending twice the effort. Firstly, you have to provide all the details on the portal. Secondly, you have to enter these details again in your accounting software for the purpose of bookkeeping and compliance.

Another way to generate e-Way Bills is to directly record the sales entry in Tally.ERP 9. While recording the entry, you can also provide additional details that are required to generate e-Way Bills. The transaction entry can be exported as a JSON file and uploaded on the e-Way Bill portal. The portal will generate your client’s e-Way Bill. Not only for sales, you can generate e-Way Bills even for purchases and sales returns using Tally.ERP 9.

By using Tally.ERP 9, you are avoiding the repetitive activity of entering same information twice.
You get to save time and ensure that the records reflect the same values as in the transaction information used for generating e-Way Bills. This reduces the chances of manual errors as well.

Identify transactions for generating consolidated e-Way Bills

If your client wants to dispatch multiple consignments in a single vehicle to the same State, then you can generate a single consolidated e-Way Bill. If the State, place of supply, vehicle number and mode of transport are the same, then you can generate e-Way Bills for each of the invoices individually, then combine these e-Way Bills to finally generate a single consolidated e-Way Bill with Tally.ERP 9.

Tally.ERP 9 makes it even easier for you. It groups invoices based on the criteria mentioned above so that you don’t have to manually select the invoices. A consolidated bill eases the life of the transporter.

Generate e-Way Bills faster for multiple invoices

Suppose you get request to generate 10 e-Way Bills from a client. It sure is a big hassle to export data of each and every invoice in JSON format and upload them individually to the portal for generating e-Way Bills.

Tally.ERP 9 makes this easier. You can export the data of all the invoices together in a single JSON file and upload the file to the e-Way Bill portal for generating e-Way Bills. This saves your time significantly and once again helps avoid manual errors.

Update your Tally.ERP 9 to Release 6.4 for latest enhancements

Tally.ERP 9 Release 6.4 is our latest product for businesses, launched on 23rd Feb. 2018.

If you are a business owner, do you need to upgrade to this release? If you are a tax consultant, must you ask your clients to upgrade?  These are some obvious questions in your minds.

In this blogpost, we will take you through the benefits of using Release 6.4. We are confident that by the time you have finished reading this blogpost, you will have all your doubts cleared.

Release 6.4 addresses two important needs of our customers. E-Way Bill management and GST compliance for composite dealers.

Enhancements in Tally.ERP 9 Release 6.4

1. e-Way Bill Management

If you are a business owner, e-Way Bills are going to become bigger part of your daily life sooner than you expect. If you are transporting goods worth Rs. 50,000 or more and beyond the distance of 10 kms or more, you can do so only with an e-Way Bill.

As enablers of GST compliance for businesses, we have introduced e-Way Bill Management in Tally.ERP 9. Let’s walk through the important benefits of using Tally.ERP 9 for managing your e-Way Bills.

Generate e-Way Bills quickly

Tally.ERP 9 makes your life simpler! While creating an invoice, as soon as you start keying in the details, Release 6.4 allows you to capture additional transportation related details at the same time. You can export the invoice in a JSON file and upload it on the e-Way Bill portal to generate the e-Way Bill. The e-Way Bill Number (EBN) appears on the e-Way Bill along with other details.

You can enter the EBN against the corresponding invoice in Tally.ERP 9, take a print and hand it over to your transporter.

With Tally.ERP 9, you don’t have to re-enter all the invoice details again on the e-Way Bill portal for the purpose of generating e-Way Bill and save valuable time while reducing operational effort.

Create e-Way Bills for single or multiple invoices

Let’s take a case where you have received multiple orders and prefer to dispatch them together. Tally.ERP 9 allows you to easily generate e-way bills for all these invoices in one go. With latest version of Tally.ERP 9, you can export for all these invoices together at one go, rather than generating individual JSON files for each single invoice.

Tally.ERP 9 gives you the flexibility to generate e-Way Bills as per your business behaviour.

Create e-Way bills for different business scenarios

As a business, you come across different scenarios on a day-to-day basis. Sometimes, your supplier may not be able to generate an e-Way Bill. You might have made a purchase from an unregistered dealer who is unable to generate the e-Way Bill. If you are returning back some goods to your supplier, then you must have an e-Way Bill. Tally.ERP 9 gives you the flexibility to deal with all such scenarios and generate e-Way Bills under any circumstances.

You can also export JSON files of purchases, credit notes, delivery notes and receipt notes to generate e-Way Bills.
Track and manage transactions which need e-Way Bills
If you have hundreds of transactions, it can be difficult to keep a track of all those which qualify for e-Way Bills. No more worries! Tally.ERP 9 identifies transactions for which e-Way Bills are yet to be generated.

You can also find out invoices with missing information from the e-Way Bill Report and fill in the necessary information. You can update transactions with missing EBNs under Update e-Way Bill Information tab.

Generate Consolidated e-Way Bill

The e-Way Bill portal allow you to generate a consolidated e-Way Bill if the place of supply, State, mode of transport and vehicle number are the same. You can group invoices accordingly in Tally.ERP 9, generate a consolidated JSON and upload the same to the portal for generating a consolidated e-Way Bill. However, before doing this, ensure that you have generated e-Way Bills for each invoice individually which is a prerequisite.

Another important need that we addressed in latest version of Tally.ERP 9 is GST compliance for Composite Dealers.

2. GST Compliance for Composite Dealers

If your business turnover is equal to or less than Rs.1.5 crores, then you can opt for the Composition Scheme. Although the burden of tax compliance is lesser if you are a composite dealer, you still have to file GSTR-4 on a quarterly basis and follow some simple steps for compliance.

Tally.ERP Release 6.4 is a seamless GST solution for composite dealers. You can maintain books, configure tax rates, generate Bill of Supply, manage reverse charge transactions and generate GSTR-4 in JSON for filing. Below are the business benefits of using Tally.ERP 9 Release 6.4 for Composite dealers.

Configure tax rate in a single step

A flat tax rate of 1% is applicable for manufacturers and traders under the Composition Scheme. It takes just a step to configure the tax rate in your Tally.ERP 9 at the company level. Tally.ERP 9 calculates tax liability on your total taxable turnover.

We all know that tax rates can change under the GST regime. In such cases, you can apply the new applicable tax rate and maintain earlier transactions with their tax history in Tally.ERP 9. Let us understand this better by way of an example.

Assume that a tax rate of 2% is applicable from 1st April to 20th May, while 1% tax rate will be applicable from 21st May to 30th June. Tally.ERP 9 will automatically consider both the tax rates along with their applicable dates in your GSTR-4.

Segregate taxable, nil rated and exempted sales

As per the latest notification of CBEC (Central Board of Excise & Customs), composite dealers have to pay tax on their taxable turnover. To arrive at the right amount of taxable turnover, as a composite dealer, you must segregate the sales into taxable, nil rated and exempted sales. Tally.ERP 9 takes care of this when calculating tax liability on taxable turnover.

Record your purchases in the right manner

As a composite dealer you cannot claim any Input Tax Credit on purchases, yet have to pay taxes. Now these taxes have to be factored in under purchase cost.

With Tally.ERP 9 Release 6.4, firstly you can define the amount of tax in the Item Master. Secondly, this tax amount gets allocated to your purchase cost. This reflects in your Stock Summary Cost under the Stock Summary Report. Although the tax rates are configured for each item, Tally.ERP 9 ensures that the rates get applied only when you make purchases and not when you engage in any sales.

Manage reverse charge transactions

A composite dealer is liable to pay reverse charges in case of specified purchases and import of services. With Tally.ERP 9 Release 6.4, you can record such transactions easily and their impact reflects in your GSTR-4, provided you raise tax liability using the Stat Adjustment feature.

Generate and print Bill of Supply

Composite dealers have to issue Bill of Supply instead of invoices for all their sales.  With Tally.ERP 9 latest version, you can prepare Bill of Supply as per GST defined format and issue them for sales.

File GSTR-4 using Tally.ERP 9

Composite dealers have to file GSTR-4 on a quarterly basis. If there are any errors in transactions, Tally.ERP 9 detects and helps you to correct them while you prepare the data for GSTR-4. You can easily generate GSTR-4 in a JSON format, which can be uploaded on GST Portal to file the returns.
Release 6.4 has many more rich capabilities to help you manage your GST compliance better. We would like to hear from you, especially your experience of this release. Do upgrade, use the latest version and also share with your business colleagues so that everyone is able to make use of the benefits of our latest Tally.ERP 9 Release 6.4.

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Tally.ERP 9 Series A Release 6.0.2, July, 2017

Highlights

Printing HSN/SAC code on the invoice

Some customers faced issues while printing the HSN/SAC on their invoices. We have solved this problem.

Customers can define HSN/SAC at any level as needed and Tally.ERP 9 will take care of printing the HSN/SAC code on the invoices.

See this help topic or watch this video to understand how the codes and rates are processed by Tally.ERP 9. This will also help you make use of the powerful flexibility offered in setting rates at different levels.

Viewing existing data in the previous release after upgrade

Some customers want to view their data in their old release of Tally.ERP 9 after upgrading to Release 6.

With this upgrade, Tally.ERP 9 Release 6.0.2 will be installed in a new folder. Restore backed up data in a different folder, and open the company in the previous release of Tally.ERP 9. The Tally.ERP 9 license will work for both releases seamlessly.

Note: Always remember to restore your backed up data in a different folder to prevent overwriting the upgraded data.

VAT – Jammu and Kashmir

Exporting VAT Annexure 49 to MS Excel was taking an extremely long time.

This has been addressed. You will find that exporting is much quicker now.

GST

     You can set up GST rates for a particular price range/slab for multiple stock items from GST Rate Setup screen.

     The company’s GSTIN/UIN was not displayed in the invoice printout when the secondary address of the company was selected for printing. This issue is resolved.

     If you enabled the option Print company logo? in the Receipt Printing Configuration screen, the company’s GSTIN/UIN was not displayed in the printed advance receipt. This issue is resolved.

     In the GST sales invoice printout, the state codes of consignor and consignee were printed incorrectly in neat mode when:

o     Multiple addresses were enabled for the party.

o     The option Allow separate buyer and consignee names? was enabled in the Voucher Configuration screen.

This issue is resolved.

     The address details in the Buyer section of the invoice printout was shrinking when the options Print State Name & State Code? and Print Place of Supply? were set to Yes in the Invoice Print Configuration screen. This issue is resolved.

     The HSN/SAC was not displayed in the printed invoice when it was recorded with:

o     Stock items predefined with HSN/SAC.

o     Sales/purchase ledgers predefined only with tax rate and not the HSN/SAC.

This issue is resolved. Now, if the HSN/SAC is not defined in the sales/purchase ledger, but is available in any of the masters linked to the transaction, the same will be printed in the invoice.

     When the sales invoice or delivery note was printed from voucher display mode, the Place of Supply was not displayed. This occurred even when the option Print Place of Supply? was set to Yes in the Invoice Print Configuration screen. This issue is resolved.

VAT

Jammu and Kashmir

     The data export to MS Excel templates is enhanced as given below:

o     Values are exported invoice-wise in a single row, with values of each tax rate displayed in respective columns. When there is more than one tax rate belonging to the Other % column of the template, the column will be left blank. The values of both tax rates will be consolidated and displayed in Amount (Other %) column. This is provided in Annexure 48, 48C, 48I, 48IS, 48L, 48S, 49, 49I, and 49S.

o     The Commodity name predefined for the stock item with the highest value in the invoice is captured in the Nature of Goods column of Annexure 48IS, 48L, 48S and 49S.

     Exporting data to the MS Excel template of Annexure 49 was taking too long. This issue is resolved.

Rajasthan

     Data export to the latest template of Form 10 is supported for filing e-returns. The details of VAT/CST payment vouchers are captured from row 33 instead of row 27 of the Details of Tax Due sheet of the template VATForm10_2015.xls.

TDS/TCS

     The latest File Validation Utility (FVU) tool version 5.5 is supported to validate the forms for E-TDS/TCS before filing returns.

The following changes are supported as per the latest FVU tool version 5.5:

o     The nature of payment Payment of Cash Consideration by Real Estate Developer to Property Owner has been renamed as Payment Under Specified Agreement with the Payment code of 41C.

o     As per the changes in section code 206CC, in the party ledger, when PAN/IT No. is defined as PANAPPLIED or PANINVALID or PANNOTAVBL for sales made with the nature of goods Timber Obtained by Any Mode Other Than Forest Lease, the transaction will be marked as C in the data exported to the text file for filing e-returns.

Licensing

     Tally.ERP 9 Release 6 moved to educational mode without any notification when there were incompatible Account TDLs or Addons. Tally.ERP 9 Release 6.0.2 does not move to educational mode, and allows you continue to use Tally.ERP 9.

However, you need to contact your Tally Partner to make your customisations compatible with Release 6 or later.

Data Management

     The installation path of Tally.ERP 9 has been changed to C:\Program Files\Tally\Tally.ERP9 to avoid overriding of installation of releases prior to 6.0.2.

     When the data backup failed, the messages displayed were incomplete as the next course of action was not mentioned in them. The issue is resolved.

Now, the error messages display the corrective course of action such that you can resolve the problem yourself.

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GST- Ready Tally.ERP 9 Release 6

GST is India’s single largest tax reform since independence. GST aims to help replace the federal tax structure with a more unified one to help reduce the cascading tax on tax impact, and remove the barriers to trade across state boundaries.

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Highlights

You can quickly get started with GST in a few easy steps

Start Using Tally.ERP 9 for GST Compliance

To record a GST transaction, you have to activate GST and also update or create the required ledgers.

To use Tally.ERP 9 for GST compliance,

1.    Activate GST

2.    Set up tax rates

Note: You can find the list of HSN codes/SAC on the website of the department of revenue.

3.    Update or create ledgers as required.

Depending on the business requirements you will need to update the following ledgers, either immediately or later.

     Update stock items, and stock groups to include GST details.

     Update sales and purchase ledgers to use in GST transactions.

     It is recommended that you restart voucher numbering for GST transactions to ensure that unique voucher numbers are used for all your vouchers. If Automatic (Manual Override) is set as the method of voucher numbering, it ensures that unique voucher numbers are set for your vouchers.

     Update party GSTIN/UIN for parties buying from you or selling items to you.

     Create GST tax ledgers to calculate taxes in transactions.

     Create income and expense ledgers to distribute the expenses and incomes against items appropriately.

Your company is ready with all the masters. You can use TE9 for transactions.

     Recording Sales

     Recording Purchases

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Tally.ERP 9 Series A Release 5.5.2, February 2017

The new Tally.ERP 9 Release 5.5.2 is available now!

Whats new in Tally.ERP 9 Release 5.5.2

  • During certain licensing and product upgrade activities, Tally.ERP 9 had to be restarted manually in administrator mode. Now, Tally.ERP 9 will restart automatically in administrator mode if you have administrator rights. If you do not have administrator rights, you need to provide your Windows administrator user name and password to restart Tally.ERP 9 in administrator mode.
  • While splitting data, Tally.ERP 9 now recognizes excise duty classifications defined using earlier versions of Tally

Release 5.5.2 – Highlights

Telangana VAT and CST

  • Release 5.5.2 supports the latest format of Telangana VAT Form 200 and CST Form VI (for Purchase and Sales).

TDL:

  • Enjoy the newly supported data source types Rule Set, Num Set, and Flag Set, to populate data to a collection using the attribute Data Source

Accounting

  • In the Voucher Type Alteration screen after enabling the option Use advanced configuration?, under the columns Prefix Details and Suffix Details:
    • If a date was entered under the column Applicable From, and
    • If the column Particulars was left blank, the prefix and suffix details entered for the previous period was displayed for the subsequent periods.
  • This issue is resolved.
  • While recording or altering a voucher in single entry mode, if a line item was removed by pressing Ctrl+D, the preceding or succeeding line item was deleted. This issue is resolved.
  • When exported vouchers were imported, the voucher numbers were not retained. This occurred if the option Overwrite vouchers, instead of duplicating, during import? was enabled in F12: Configuration, and Automatic (Manual Override) method of numbering was selected, in the Voucher Type master.This issue is resolved.
  • In an invoice, if the party ledger selected was enabled with multiple mailing details, and predefined with the mailing name of another ledger, the Address Type of the other ledger was displayed in the Party Details screen.

This issue is resolved. Now, in addition to ledger mailing name, the corresponding ledger name is also displayed in the List of Address Types of the Party Details screen.

  • During verification of vouchers for audit, if the sampling method was set as manual sampling by clicking S: Set Manual Sampling in the Voucher Register report, the text Manually Sampled was not displayed against the voucher. This issue is resolved.

Banking

  • While configuring cheque printing by selecting the User Defined format for a bank ledger, the top and bottom lines for A/c Payee in the cheque was not displayed. This issue is resolved.

  • In the Bank Reconciliation screen, while creating a voucher for an unreconciled transaction imported from the bank statement, the field Transaction Type was displaying Cheque in case of payments and Cheque/DD in case of receipts if a different transaction type was set in the ledger master. This issue is resolved.

  • For DBS Bank, when you printed the Bank Reconciliation report, the Particulars column was blank in the print. This issue is fixed, and the Particulars column displays the values as seen in the report.

Payroll

  • An error file with the message Invalid found on line numbers was being generated while uploading the ECR text file. This was occurring as separator characters were getting added at the end of each line in the ECR text file. This issue is resolved.

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Tally.ERP 9 Series A Release 5.5, January, 2017

The new Tally.ERP 9 Release 5.5 is available now!

Whats new in Tally.ERP 9 Release 5.5

  • Release 5.5 provides important improvements relating to the VAT, Payroll, and the overall product experience in your Tally.ERP 9.

Release 5.5 – Highlights

VAT

  Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Uttarakhand: New statutory Experience

  • Generate accurate forms and annexures with ease. Also, experience faster exception handling. View and verify Included, Not-relevant and Incomplete transactions seamlessly. Enjoy the flexibility of defining tax rates at various levels, and create user-defined classifications.

Karnataka: Enhanced VAT Experience

  • If you have been using the VAT module in Tally. ERP 9 5.x series to file returns, you will be delighted with the speed with which you can now resolve exceptions. You can group exceptions item-wise or ledger-wise, and resolve multiple exceptions together.

    With Release 5.5 you can,

    o      Use the new Nature of Transactions that define goods at 0% CST against Form C.

    o      Filter e-Sugam voucher details as per the latest notification by the Commercial Taxes Department and as per invoice values defined by you.

    o      Maintain voucher totals even with transactions with discounts.

    o      Experience seamless CST apportionment and accurate voucher totals as CST amount is now added to purchase cost while making inter-state transactions.

Chandigarh: New template supported

  • Export Form VAT 15 as per the latest version (AMM_VAT15(CH).xlsx) prescribed by the Excise and Taxation department.

Haryana: Revised template supported

  • Export invoice-wise details of interstate branch and consignment transfers in the latest format TEMPLATE-VAT-RETURN-R1-LP5-LIST_OF_GOODS_IMPORTED.xls prescribed by the Excise and Taxation department. Click here to understand the changes in the revised template.

Delhi: Commodity details for labour charges collected made optional

  • From Release 5.5 onwards, you can skip entering the commodity name and code details for labour charges collected. This will not be listed as an exception on exporting the annexures from Form D VAT 16.

Payroll

  • New ESI monthly wage threshold of Rs. 21,000 is supported.

  • The revised format of the e-Challan Report (ECR) with support for Universal Account Number (UAN) is provided.

 

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