How to Create a Journal Voucher in TallyPrime: 5 Easy Steps

Here’s how to create a journal voucher in Tally with examples and numbers:

1. Access the Journal Voucher:

2. Enter Voucher Details:

  • Date: Enter the date of the transaction.
  • Voucher Type: Select “Journal” (usually the default).
  • Reference Number: Enter a reference number for easy tracking (optional).

3. Enter Debit and Credit Accounts:

  • Journal vouchers are used to record transactions that don’t involve direct cash or bank movements.
  • Start by entering the debit account (the account being debited) and the amount.
  • Then, enter the credit account (the account being credited) and the amount.
  • The total of the debits must equal the total of the credits to maintain the balance in your accounts.

Journal Voucher Examples in TallyPrime:

Example 1: Recording depreciation expense

  • Debit: Depreciation Expense – ₹5,000
  • Credit: Accumulated Depreciation – ₹5,000

Example 2: Recording accrued interest income

  • Debit: Interest Receivable – ₹1,200
  • Credit: Interest Income – ₹1,200

Example 3: Transferring funds between accounts

  • Debit: Petty Cash – ₹5,000
  • Credit: Cash in Bank – ₹5,000

4. Add Narration (optional):

  • Provide a brief description of the transaction for reference and clarity.

5. Save:

  • Press Ctrl+A to save the journal voucher.

Key Points while Creating a Journal Entry in TallyPrime:

  • Use journal vouchers for adjustments, accruals, reclassifications, and other non-cash transactions.
  • Ensure accuracy in account selection and amounts.
  • Double-check that the debits and credits balance.
  • Provide clear and concise narrations for better understanding.
  • Regularly review journal vouchers for correctness and completeness.


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