Salary of employees that get revised periodically to a higher salary is known as Increment. When such increment is given retrospectively, it amounts to calculation and payment of arrears. Tally Payroll supports such revision both as prospective change and also as retrospective change.
Consider a scenario where ABC Company revises the salary of Employee A on 1-11-2013 with effect from 1-09-2013.
Create / Alter salary details
To specify the revised salary details for Employee A, whose Basic Salary has increased by Rs. 15,000:
Go to Gateway of Tally > Payroll Info. > Salary Details > Create> Select Employee A from the List of Groups/Employees
Enter 1-9-2013 as the Effective From date
Select Copy From Previous Value from the Start Type
Make the necessary changes to the Pay heads in the Rate Column.
Accept to save the changes made.
Note: If a company decides to revise salaries with effect from 1-4-2013, the Pay Heads are required to be altered from the Salary Details screen for the period effective date 1-4-2013 thus overriding the previous effect.
Process Payroll Voucher for Arrear calculation
Create a Payroll Voucher for Employee A for the period 1-7-2008 to 30-9-2008.
Go to Gateway of Tally > Payroll Vouchers
Press Alt+A for Payroll Auto Fill or click A: Payroll Auto Fill.
Select the Salary in Process for field
Enter the From and To date in the Employee Filter screen
Select the appropriate Cost Category
Select the Employee/Group (select Employee A alone) from the List of Employees/Group
Select the appropriate Payroll Ledger from the List of Ledger Accounts
Enter the User Defined Pay Head Values e.g. Variable Pay and Salary Advance Deduction.
Accept to save the Payroll Voucher
Process Payment of Arrears
To process the Payment of Arrears salaries, follow the steps given in the Salary Payment section.