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Availing Input Credit [Service Tax] in Tally.ERP 9

There are scenarios where the Service Provider charges the Service Tax on the services provided but it is not possible for the Service Receiver to ascertain the service amount on which the Service Tax is charged.

In this case Service Receiver will account only the Service Tax paid amount as Input Credit to adjust towards the Service Tax Payable.

Examples: Bank charges Service Tax during Currency Conversion (Exchange). Service Provider renders service free of cost by collecting only the Service Tax amount.

Facility to avail Input Credit on the services received without  specifying the Service Amount is provided in Tally.ERP 9 Release 3.3. To account Input Credit a new flag - Avail Input Credit is provided in Journal Voucher.

Example: On 15-10-2012, ABC Company received a Bank Statement with information about service tax charged on Conversion of Currency.


The Service Tax charged on the services rendered is


* Service Tax - Rs. 2400

* Education Cess - Rs. 48

* Secondary Education Cess - Rs. 24

Step 1: Alter the Bank Ledger

If the banks are providing/receiving Taxable Service, to mark Bank Ledgers as service providers a new option - Is Service Provider/Receiver is provided to enter the details of Service tax Registration Number and Date of Registration.

Alter the Bank Ledger to enable the options - Is Service Provider/Receiver and Set/Alter Service Tax Details


Enter the Service Tax Details as shown:


Step 2: Record the Transaction in Journal Voucher

To record the transaction,

Go to Gateway of Tally > Accounting Vouchers > F7: Journal

  1. In Change Voucher Type screen, in Class field select Service Credit Adjustment from Voucher Class list

  1. Press F2 and change the date to 15-10-2012

  2. In Used for field select Availing Input Credit from the list of Service Tax Adjustments


  1. In Debit field select Service Tax @ 12% Ledger

  2. In Service Tax Details screen,

  3. In Type of Ref field select New Ref

  4. In Name field accept the default reference number - Jrnl/4-1 or specify the required reference number

  5. In Category field select the appropriate service Category towards which the service tax is paid. e.g. Banking and Financial

  6. In Amount field enter the Service Tax amount paid which you are claiming as input Credit. e.g. 2500


  1. The Service Tax amount entered in Service Tax Details screen will be displayed automatically in Amount field

  2. In Debit field select Education Cess @ 2% Ledger. In Service Tax Details screen enter the details as shown:


  1. In Debit field select Secondary Education Cess @ 1% Ledger to account the Secondary Education Cess amount

  2. In Credit field select the Bank Ledger e.g. Canara Bank to whom the Service Tax is paid

  3. In Amount field the Total of Service Amount paid will be displayed automatically

  4. In Bank Allocation screen enter the transaction details

The completed Availing Input Credit Journal Voucher is displayed as shown:


  1. Press Enter to save and Accept.

Tally.ERP 9 Reference Manual LIBRARY
Installation of Tally.ERP9
Site Licensing of Tally.ERP9
Shortcut Keys in Tally.ERP9
Maintaining Company Data
Creating Masters
5a. Accounts Information [Creating Masters]
5b. Inventory Information [Creating Masters]
Voucher Entry
Reports in Tally.ERP9
Excise for Dealer
Excise for Manufacturer
Reports [ Excise for Manufacturer]
Excise for Importer
Service Tax in Tally.ERP9
Tax Collected at Source (TCS) in Tally.ERP9
Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) in Tally.ERP9
Value Added Tax (VAT) in Tally.ERP9
Central Sales Tax (CST) in Tally.ERP9
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