How to Enable and Set GST Details in Tally – Step by Step

How to Enable and Set GST Details in Tally

In this post you are going to learn how you can Enable and Set GST Details in Tally.

Once you have upgraded your Tally to the latest version 6.0, which for the first time includes GST (Goods and Services Tax) functionality in Tally, you have to set the GST details in Tally.

And, for setting the GST details, you need to Enable GST in Tally.

But don’t worry, it is very easy to enable and set GST details in Tally. I will walk with you through each step.

In the previous post, I have explained how you can upgrade Tally to the latest version 6.0 which includes the GST functionality.

So, if you have not yet upgraded your Tally to the latest version, have a look at that post.

Moving ahead, I am assuming you have upgraded your Tally with the latest version which includes the GST functionality and therefore we will now see how you can enable Goods and Services Tax – GST in Tally.

How to Enable Goods and Services Tax – GST in Tally

If you are familiar with the previous taxation functions (VAT, Service Tax and so on) in Tally, then let me tell you that the process is almost the same for GST.

Even if you are not familiar with the taxation functions, I am going to explain everything to you in detail.

So, chill and relax. 🙂

Let’s start.

  • From Gateway of Tally, go to Features by pressing F11 and you will see a menu as in the picture below.
Company Features Menu in Tally
Company Features Menu in Tally
  • Now, go to Statutory & Taxation and you will see a screen which is called Company Operations Alteration.
    Company Operations Alteration Screen in Tally
    Company Operations Alteration Screen in Tally

    Do you notice the name of the screen – Company Operations Alteration on the top left hand corner of the picture.

    Sometimes small things matter the most and that name is indeed in a small size.

    This is the level of detail and effort I put into to create each and every post and video on TallySchool.

    I just want to make sure, you understand Tally in detail and in a better way.

  • Now, you see two options.
    • Enable Goods and Services Tax (GST)
    • Set/alter GST details
  • First, we will enable GST in Tally and then we will Set the GST Details.
  • Well, enabling is pretty easy.
  • Press Y in the option Enable Goods and Services Tax (GST) and press Enter.
  • Congratulations! You have enabled Goods and Services Tax in Tally.

I know this was just a simple step but it is required in order to go ahead and set the GST details in Tally.

Enabling the GST in Tally will open up all the functions of GST in Tally. This includes GST functions in ledgers, reports, returns and so on.

You may think it is just a small step, but trust me it is a big step which affects the whole functioning of Tally.

Now, you will see GST option in almost every place in Tally which previously was not available.

Moving forward, let me show you how to set and alter GST details in Tally.

How to Set GST Details in Tally

You will need the following to set GST Details in Tally.

  • a valid GSTIN – Goods and Services Tax Identification Number,
  • Rate of GST – for example – 28% IGST divided into 14% CGST and 14% SGST and
  • HSN Code – Harmonized System Nomenclature which is different according to the product or service you sell.

You will have all the details if you have registered for GST on the GST Portal.

If you do not have any of the above details, it is perfectly okay. You can simply go through this post to know the method to set GST details in Tally.

In fact, I will be using fake GSTIN and fake HSN for the explanation of this post.

So, hop on with me. Let’s start. 🙂

I am assuming you are already at the Company Operations Alteration screen where you enabled GST.

  • Press Y against the Set/alter GST details option and press Enter.
  • You will see the Company GST Details screen as shown in the picture below.
Set GST Details in Tally
Set GST Details in Tally
  • First option is State – Select your State or the state in which the business is located. Mine is Gujarat.
  • Second option is Registration type – Regular
  • GSTIN/UIN – Enter the GSTIN or UIN. It will be printed on the invoices later when you create ledgers related to GST in Tally.
  • Applicable from – This is date from which GST is applicable to you. Most probably it will be 1st July, 2017.
  • Set/alter GST rate details – This is where you will enter the rates of GST according to the product you sell.
    • Press Y and press Enter to enter the rates and HSN details as in the picture below.
GST Tax Rate Details in Tally
GST Tax Rate Details in Tally
    • Write the Description about the goods or services you sell on the basis of your HSN Number.
    • Enter the HSN Number.
    • In Tax Details, there are 3 options.
      • Exempt
      • Nil Rated
      • Taxable
    • Most probably, you will have to select Taxable option because your goods or services will be taxable under the GST.
    • Next option is Integrated Tax under Tax Type. Tally calculates both the Central and State Taxes exactly half for each of them.
      So when you enter 28% Integrated Tax, it will be divided into 14% for CGST and 14% for SGST automatically.
      You can also enable Central and State Tax option if you want to see columns for both of them instead of one integrated tax column. Here is how you can do it.

      • Press F12 while remaining on the same screen which opens up a Configuration menu.
GST Rate Configuration in Tally
GST Rate Configuration in Tally
      • Select the last option Show all GST tax types to Yes and press Enter and now you will see Central and State Tax option too as in the picture below.
      • GST Details with Central and State Taxes in Tally

          GST Details with Central and State Taxes in Tally
      • Now you can clearly see different options for Central and State Taxes along with Integrated Tax option.
      • Enter the Cess percentage if your goods or services have cess applicable to it.
      • Press Enter.
    • Now you will be out at the Company GST Details screen from where we started.
    • Next option is Enable GST Classifications. Leave it to No for now because it is an advanced topic which will take another post for me to explain. It will not affect your entries with GST in anyway as it is an additional option which I will explain later.
    • Last option is Provide LUT/Bond Details – If you have signed a Bond or a letter of undertaking (LUT) with the GST Department, you can provide the details about it as shown in the picture below.
    • LUT-Bond Details in Tally
      LUT-Bond Details in Tally
    • You will have to enter LUT or Bond number and the Validity i.e. from a date to the date till the LUT or Bond is valid.
  • Finally Press Enter and you will come at Company Operations Alteration – right from where we started.
  • Now, press CTRL+A to save all the details which we have entered.
  • Congratulations! You have successfully set GST details in Tally.

Enable and Set GST Details in Tally – 1st Time – Video

How to Alter GST Details in Tally

Well, the alteration process is same as the process of setting it up which you have learned just above in detail.

Alteration is as the name suggests, for changing the details in the future, for any reason.

You can simply come to this menu and alter the details. That’s it.

It is as simple as it sounds.

At the End…

I am sure, you must have learned in great detail about how to Enable and Set GST Details in Tally.

The process is simple and once you know how to do it, it takes very less time to set it up.

If you have any difficulties or suggestions about GST in Tally, please comment it below and I will happy to help you.

131 thoughts on “How to Enable and Set GST Details in Tally – Step by Step

  1. Apoorva garg says:

    sir we have tally erp 9 . every thing was ok but when our hard disk crashed we did have backup of our sale invoice. Person who installed tally started it again and for our convience he started billing from bill no 25 so that our sales invoices could me made. now the problem is that our invoices from bill no 26 are ok but when we make bill no 1 onwards again gst is not being calculated on courier charges whereas bill no 26 onwards there is no problem in calculations. Please help was and guide how to do our tallly setting ok.

  2. B.Keerthi says:

    Hi Rishit,
    While enabling GST in tally, in the GST details screen I don’t see HSN/SAC details section. Only Tax Details and Tax types sections are visible. We are into trading and need to enter multiple products with their HSN codes. Plz suggest what is missing and how to proceed ahead. That would be of great help 🙂

    • Rishit Shah says:

      Hi, B.Keerthi!

      That is because you have to set HSN/SAC details for Stock Items.
      As you said you are dealing in multiple products, you can set separate HSN/SAC codes for every stock item.

  3. Dharmen Shah says:

    Wherever I do “Set/Alter GST Details” as Yes, it’s not getting saved. When I got back and check, it’s always No. Is it because I am using Education mode of tally?

    • Rishit Shah says:

      Hi, Dharmen!

      The details you enter will be saved once you enter.
      It is set to No after you come back by default because it asks for altering the information once again which you do not want to do once it is saved.

      But that does not mean it is not saved.

  4. Pooja Negi says:

    wow,it really helpful.
    Today i make my fist company with gst implications….
    thank you 4 sharing
    A very Big
    (today i got a new teacher)

    • Rishit Shah says:

      Currently, there is no option of directly changing the registration type in Tally once you have set the GST details.

      What you can do is create a new company with GST set a Composition and migrate the data in the new company.

  5. Swati says:

    Sir I set GST details as you told but after saving it with Ctrl + A when I leave the page and come again at that page then No is written corresponding to set/alter GST details. How can i overcome this please guide??

    • Rishit Shah says:

      Hi, Swati!

      You do not have to do anything. The No option is for altering the details that means editing the details that you have entered.
      Leave it as it is.
      Everything will work fine.

  6. Nilesh says:

    My base currency is USD. Invoice raised in INR. On PRINTED sales invoice, tally prints “GST included = US$ xxx Exchange rate USxx/INR” I dont want this to get printed. how do I get it removed on print. (Logically why an Invoice raised in India for Indian customer should show US$ amount on invoice) Please help.

    • Rishit Shah says:

      Hi, Nilesh!

      There is an option in Tally called MultiCurrency.
      You can enable it in Accounting Features.

      Then, create a currency for INR and then create a Sales Entry in INR.

      Now, it will show INR in Tally.

    • Rishit Shah says:

      Hi, Sai Akhil!

      You can set different HSN codes for different products and services in Tally in the GST Details option in Stock Item for products and relevant ledger for services.

  7. Grisha says:

    Hi. I took the first lesson but when I entered the info. and accepted it did not happen. It showed incorrect directory. Actually I already had the software on my laptop and it was used for a company too. Is that why this is happening?


    Please guide me for entering Journals for booking JOB WORK entry with GST details so that the details would sit correctly in GSTR2 of TALLY GST REPORTS


  9. Prathyusha says:

    Hi Rishit,
    Prathyusha here. Thank you so much for helping many of us by tally school really very satisfied and i finished 2 lessons you sent through mail.
    Have a great day..good night 🙂

  10. Prathyusha says:

    there is busy schedule on me ..suggest me can i altogether learn tally lesson by scheduling on Sunday ? does it works? confused


    We are hiring a transporter for regular rent-a-cab service (car hire charges) on daily basis – billed by the TRANSPORTER to us on Monthly basis. Fuel cost is borne by us. We are a private limited company.
    Transporter will not charge GST in theri Monthly bill as it comes under REVERSE CHARGE

    During Pre-GST periods were were paying SERVICE TAX 15% on 40% of the bill value (Abatment 60%)

    Now in GST Period, we hear that No ABATEMENT allowed. We, as a service receiver, have to pay GST 18% and No Input credit available.

    Kindly advise please as whether the method is correct ?
    (OR) if not correct, please guide us about how much % we have to pay GST AND the possibility of taking INPUT CREDIT. (TRASNPORTER does not charge GST on their Monthly bills)
    Also give us the SAC CODE for RENT A CAB Service

  12. Pratham says:

    Sir, HSN code column is not showing up while filling GST details and only Tax slab is there to be filled in the ‘Set alter GST rate details column’.
    Thanks a lot.

    • Rishit Shah says:

      Hi, Pratham!

      That is because by default, HSN and description options are not enabled in Tally.
      When you fill in the GST details, there is an option called Configure in the right hand down corner. Go there and enable HSN details option.

      But, be sure to go to configure while you are filling in the GST details.

    • Rishit Shah says:

      Hi, Hemangini!

      Do you want to export or import because I think you are trying to say it is exprort.
      There is no way in Tally you can export as per HSN codes.
      Although, HSN code will get exported in each sales entry.

  13. AFEEF says:


  14. Siddhant Gattani says:

    In statutory and taxation I am set/alter GST details to Yes, and then I have filled all the details like GSTIN etc and then I accepted Company Operations Alteration screen bu still once I accept it and then I see the statutory and taxation details, then Set/alter GST details is again set to No.
    Why is this happening?
    Please help Rishit bcoz I am stuck

    • Rishit Shah says:

      Hi, Siddhant!

      Good observation. The option is Set/Alter GST details.

      First time you set it to yes – it means it is for setting the details.
      After setting the details which you did, and still it says no – it means you don’t want to alter the details or edit the details.

      Nothing wrong here and your Tally will work fine as it should.

  15. Shreeja Moolya says:

    hi rishit, do companies still ask for vat, service tax n all. or is it enough if i am doing gst only….exactly my question is whether i have to do again vat, service tax etc or only single gst?

    • Rishit Shah says:

      Hi, Shreeja!
      No, the companies now do not ask VAT and Service Tax. If anyone now asks for VAT or Service Tax, then that person is probably a fraud.

      Now, only GST is the indirect tax in place for VAT and Service Tax.

  16. Moiz says:

    Hi Rishit. You are doing an amazing job brother. Thank you so much

    Quick qn. after pressing F11, I am seeing ”Company Features” but under that there is no option of ”Statutory & Taxation”. Kindly help. Thank you man

    • Rishit Shah says:

      Hi, Moiz!

      I think you need update your Tally because in my Tally, I am seeing the option of Statutory & Taxation.
      I am showing everything in Tally as a company from India. If you have selected another country, then it might be possible that you do not see the option.

  17. komal says:

    Hello Sir
    Greetings for the day
    These lessons are very useful & helpful for me ,but 3rd video is not clear sir.
    please assist me.

    Thanks sir

    • Rishit Shah says:

      Hi, Sathish!

      If you are in Stock Item Creation or Alteration option, then go to Configure by pressing F12.
      Then, set the option of HSN code to YES.

      Now, you will see the HSN code option.

  18. Suraj Gautam says:

    I have downloaded a clear tax module in tally and installed the patch up file. Now I am trying to generate GSTR-3B Report from Tally itself. However when I am trying to export the GSTR-3B Report and error has come. It says that the tax amount as per calculation is different with tax calculation as per the Transaction.To find out the error i saw the invoice where the tax rate is 28% but in tally in GSTR-3B Report tax amount as per the calculation column it is showing 18% because of which variation has come and I am unable to export the GSTR-3B Report. Can you please explain how do i rectify this tax difference in tally so that my error will and i can export this file.

    • Rishit Shah says:

      Hi, Suraj!

      There is must be some invoice, in which you have entered the wrong percentage of tax calculation and therefore the difference is arising.
      Find that voucher and rectify the mistake.

      You can also find it in returns summary in GSTR 3B in incomplete/mismatch information option.

  19. Minju says:

    Hlo sir
    Our office tally does not show credit/debit note(unregistered) opton in gst reports.only show credit note / debit note registered person.what i do for activate unregistered credit / debit note..our tss expired on 31.08.2018 is it reason for that???

  20. Manish H Dalal says:

    Rishit I have create a new company in tally ERP 9 download version. I have tried so many times to set a GST details in tally.
    I can’t view a auto calculation .Why ? Which is the major points that
    I have to consider while opening a company .

    • Rishit Shah says:

      Hi, Manish!

      You need to take care of few points.
      Check your creditor or debtor ledger, purchase and sale account ledger, GST taxation ledgers, stock items ledgers.
      If all the settings in the above ledgers are correct, check whether you are passing inter state or intra state transaction and see which type of GST you are using.

      This will solve your problem.

  21. Stephen Bamidele Oloruntayo says:

    Thanks for sharing your tally knowledge with me however i sent you a chat telling you that my own tally is not showing statutory and taxation option after upgrading to 6.0 education version. All your explanation about enable and set/alter GST is well understood but i can not practice it that is my challenge for now thanks once again

  22. Mitesh Zala says:

    Hi Rishit
    Thanks for such a wonderful explanation. I have downloaded latest ERP 9 with GST feature and when I practiced I saw more options in GST details. For example Periodicity of GSRT1, E-way bill applicable, threshold Limit, etc. Can you please elaborate it?

    • Rishit Shah says:


      It is quite simple.

      Periodicity – Whether you have to file GST returns monthly or quarterely.
      E-way bill applicable – please set this to Yes because generally it is applicable for goods above ₹50,000. You have to check the monetary limit for your state.
      ₹50,000 is generally the threshold limit but as I said, for your state you have to check it if it is applicable on intra-state movement of goods.

      Also, please check this post about e-way bill in tally in which I have explained in detail about e-way bills.

  23. Kanhaiyalal Newaskar. says:

    I must thankful to you, as you have very neatly and clearly shown the step by step Tally ERP.
    Students like me could understand one of the lessons,very easily. Sir, can I get your full size photo ?

  24. Kanhaiyalal Newaskar. says:

    Just I wanted to know by whome I get the knowledge of Accounting.No other reason.

  25. shanty says:

    In our office Iam maintaining sale invoice Output and purchase invoice input. so ihave some confusion . you says sale invoice input and purchase output. any problem inthis entries. another thing is pls share the duties and taxes adjustment entries in balansheet once again.

    • Rishit Shah says:

      Hi, Shantyji!

      It is alright even if you maintain as per your office. Both the methods are correct.
      You can choose anyone in which you are more comfortable.

      I will share the duties and taxes adjustment entries soon.

    • Rishit Shah says:

      Hi, Praful!

      The salary depends upon how much you know tally and accounting.
      But it starts from ₹10,000 – ₹15,000 per month but increases rapidly as you gain experience.

  26. Radhika Patankar says:

    Sir, i have just started learning tally through your videos. About enabling GST..i dont need to do that right because i am just learning and for enabling GST i need valid no./registration and stuff? So i should ignore this part right?

  27. Meenakshi says:

    Hi, Rishit, I have a doubt and need ur help

    As per your screenshot of GST, u have less number of items to be filled.
    But i am getting more options like threshold limit, Application of Intrastate, etc… what should i do now?

    • Rishit Shah says:

      Hi, Meenakshi!

      The options that you see are autofilled. If you leave them as it is, it will be fine.
      Threshold limit is for e-way bill which is ₹50,000 and you have to check what is it in your state.

      Application of Intrastate is also about e-way bill. If it is applicable in your state, then you can use that option.

  28. VAIBHAV says:


    • Rishit Shah says:

      Hi, Vaibhav!

      I understand what you are trying to say.
      I am preparing the entire GST course for everyone so they can understand what actually GST is and how they can use it in tally.

      I will putting it on TallySchool’s YouTube channel soon. So subscribe there.

  29. Tamanna Puri says:

    I must say ur method of teaching is extraordinary sir..i got it very well..but i am going through a problem ie. i am not confident that i would be able to do a practical question myself..can u give us a kind of practical question to do ourself…
    thank you sir..

    • Rishit Shah says:

      Hi, Tamanna!

      I am preparing the practical questions and I will release it soon and let you know by email and on the YouTube channel once they are prepared.
      And, thank you for your appreciation. 🙂

  30. Asmida Amin says:

    Hey Sir,

    I did not get statutory and taxation button. although I have Tally.ERP 9 Series A Release 6.4.8. What I have to do?


    • Rishit Shah says:

      Hi, Asmida!

      Have you selected India as a country while creating a company in tally?
      That can be one of the reasons why you are not seeing statutory and taxation option.

  31. shanty says:

    Dear Rishit
    First i am thankful to you answer my questions earlier. then my next doubt is,,,

    which head we pass the proprietor’s son’s fees. Is it enter in drawings or capital account in payment voucher

  32. shanty says:

    Dear Rishit,
    I am very very thankful to you. because you solve my doubts very clearly. Again so many thanks to you

  33. mohini gupta says:

    Hello rishit,
    In gst details window,
    Threshold limit includes – invoice value, taxable and exempt goods value and taxable goods value.
    Which option will be right and why

  34. Asrin says:

    After I’ve created a company based on lesson then when i want to go to company which created, i can not open it. there is not any company features on the educational software.
    could you please help me?

    Thank you.

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