How to change Voucher date and current Period In Tally ERP 9

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To change the date of  Tally Voucher you have to do the following.Before we start,You should know Tally ERP 9 Educational version have some date restriction. You are allowed to make entries on 1st,2nd and last date of a month. The free version are for educational purpose and you have to buy a licensed version of Tally ERP 9 for enjoying full options and voucher entry on all date.

How to change the date of a voucher in Tally erp 9

Assume that you are in payment voucher

Gateway of Tally> Accounting Voucher>F5 Payment

Tally will show you the date of last voucher entry in the payment voucher screen. in my tally it is 1-05-2016


To change this date, press F2 from your keyboard or click on Date button provided at the right hand top of the screen.

On clicking this the date button ,a voucher date option will pop up showing the next date ,if you want to use this date ,press enter.


Or if you want to make entry on another date,suppose 1-06-2016. Just type 1-6-16 or 01-06-2016  in the box and press enter,  Instead of typing  full date you can type 1-6 , tally will automatically find the year and display full date.Use any of the date separators like”/ or * or – or .  .

How to change the period in tally

You can change the period or Financial year  in tally.

A period can be 01-08-2018  to  10-08- 2018  or  01-sep-2018 to 30-sep-2018   or 01-jan -2018 to 15- june 2018

Where as a financial year means the entire twelve month of a year For example,  01-04-2018 to 31-03-2019  or 01-01-2018 to 31-12-2018.

To change period  and  Financial from the gateway of tally

period in tally

Click on current date or Use shortcut key Alt + F2 the period changer will display. Enter the from date & To date to change the period or financial year. Tally will work only from within this period after you make changes.

tally erp 9 period changer

Period changing from a report

Period are required for a report,For example if you want to view the ledger statement from 01-05-2016 to 31-05-2016. do the following.

Go to

Gateway of Tally>Display>Account Book >Ledger

Select the ledger, and on the top on the report you will see the current period automatically selected by tally as shown in the picture.


To change the period You can use Alt + F2  or click on Period button provided on the top. Enter the starting date and end date in the box and press enter as shown in the image.


Press enter,Tally will display the report of given period. Period is useful in reports like DayBook,trail balance,balance sheet and profit and loss account.

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