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FAQ-25 ( Excise for Manufacturers):

Accounting Personal Ledger Account Opening Balance  

How to account Personal Ledger Account (duty paid to governement) opening Balance in books of accounts?


Personal Ledger Account (PLA) is an account current through which Assessee discharges the duty liability to the Government.

In case of companies which have paid excess excise duty to the government, those will have closing balance of PLA. To account Opening Balance of PLA in case

1.     The Users are moving from manual accounting to Tally.ERP 9

2.     The Excise for Manufacturer data is split: In Tally.ERP 9 after splitting the Excise for Manufacturer data, the PLA closing balance will not be carried forward to the newly created child company.

Support to account PLA Opening Balance in Tally.ERP 9 has been provided through PLA Opening Balance Journal Voucher in Tally.ERP 9 Release 3.3. The PLA opening balance entry can be recorded on any day of the Financial Year (Ideally it should be recorded on the 1st of April or 1st of any month).

Example: ABC Company has opening PLA Balance of Rs. 25000 paid in advance. Basic Excise Duty of Rs. 22500, Education Cess of Rs. 1500 and Secondary Education Cess of Rs. 1000.

To account PLA Opening Balance

Go to Gateway of Tally > Inventory Info. > Update Excise Info. > PLA Opening Balance


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1. Accounting Opening Balance

You can track the PLA Opening Balance by entering the Debit balance of Excise Duty, Education Cess and Secondary Education cess ledgers  in the PLA Opening Balance entry.

Go to Gateway of Tally > Inventory Info > Update Excise Info. > PLA Opening Balance

1. Enter the Date on which the Excise Opening Balance is accounted. E.g.1-4-2011

2. In Excise Unit  field select the Excise Unit for which the Excise Opening balance entry is recorded. e.g. ABC Company

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Note: As Tally.ERP 9 allows to maintain accounts of Multiple Excise Units in a Single Company, Excise Unit field is provided to select the appropriate excise unit in PLA Opening Balance Journal Voucher.

3. To account opening balance of Basic Excise Duty, under Particulars select Basic Excise Duty @ 10% and view Excise Duty Allocation screen

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Note: While accounting PLA Opening Balance, in List of Ledger's only the Excise Type of ledgers will be displayed for selection.

4. In Excise Duty Allocation screen

  • Name: In this field enter the reference number of advance duty paid
  • Amount: In this field enter the advance duty amount paid to the department

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Note: Supports to account PLA opening Balance of multiple - advances paid to the department/ Invoices against which the Duty is payable.

  • Press Enter to save Excise Duty Allocation screen

5. To account opening balance of Education Cess, under Particulars select Education Cess @ 2% and view Excise Duty Allocation screen

6. In Excise Duty Allocation screen

  • Enter the reference number and advance education cess amount paid.

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7. To account opening balance of Secondary Education Cess, under Particulars select Secondary Education Cess @ 1% and view Excise Duty Allocation screen

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8. In Excise Duty Allocation screen

  • Enter the reference number and advance secondary education cess amount paid

The completed PLA Opening Balance Journal Voucher is displayed as shown:

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9. Press Enter to save.

Note: If PLA Opening Balance is Debit Balance (Advance Duty Paid), then the references of Opening Balance accounted from PLA Opening Balance Journal will be available for Adjustment towards Duty payable.

The above PLA Opening Balance entry will be displayed in,

·         Excise Computation report under Balance Input Credit against Excise Duty Advance Paid

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  • PLA Register

The transaction recorded through this entry will be captured in PLA Register as Opening Balance

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Note: Debit PLA Opening Balance will be displayed with Negative Sign indicating that the assessee has deposited duty in advance to the Government.

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