How to Create a Ledger in TallyPrime: 5 Easy & Simple Steps

1. Access the Ledger Creation Screen:

  • Method 1:
    • Press Alt+G (Go To) > Create Master > type or select Ledger > press Enter.

  • Method 2:

2. Fill in the Ledger Details:

  • Name: Enter the name of the ledger (e.g., “Rent Expense”).
  • Alias: Optionally, enter an alias for the ledger (e.g., “Rent”).
  • Under: Select a group category for the ledger (e.g., “Indirect Expenses”).
  • Inventory values are affected?: Choose Yes if the ledger is related to inventory, No if not.

3. Additional Fields (if applicable):

  • Mailing Name: Enter the name to be displayed on vouchers and reports.
  • Address: Enter the address for the ledger.
  • Opening Balance: Enter the opening balance for the ledger.
  • Income Tax Number: Enter the income tax number for the ledger (for tax-related ledgers).
  • PAN/TAN/GSTIN Number: Enter the relevant tax identification number.
  • Statutory Details: Enter any required statutory information.

4. Save the Ledger:

  • Press Ctrl+A to accept and save the ledger.

5. Additional Information while Creating a Ledger in TallyPrime:

  • Creating Ledgers from Transactions: You can also create ledgers directly from transaction screens by pressing Alt+C in the relevant field.
  • Creating Multiple Ledgers: To create multiple ledgers at once, use the Multiple Ledger Creation option under Gateway of Tally > Accounts Info. > Ledgers.
  • Customizing Ledgers: You can customize ledgers by adding or removing fields, setting defaults, and configuring other options.


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