Opening and Closing Stock in Tally

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valuation of stock and accounting of stock in the books of accounts is very important and if you want to prepare a balance sheet, then without accounting opening/closing stock you can’t prepare a balance sheet.

How to enter opening in closing stock in Tally ? It is a very simple process in tally. you just need to put value of the opening stock and closing stock on a given date.

Here is a detailed guide for entering stock in tally. it is very simple.
Go to ledger creation account screen from the main menu of tally and create a new ledger namely finished Goods under the group stock in hand. my previous article about how to create a new ledger in tally will help you in this regard.

and save the screen

now alter that ledger account and press enter you will see opening stock and date just put the amount of opening stock if you don’t have any opening stock as on date then just press ENTER
now you will be prompted to enter closing stock

here you may select the date on which you wanted to put stock say as on 30th June or 30th September or any other

type the date and enter the value of stock there and save the screen its all Done.

Go to the profit and loss account and you will find opening and closing stock there. Closing stock will also be reflected in the balance sheet on the given date.

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  1. Namita says:


    I made the opening & closing stock entries as per your suggestion. but the entries are not displayed on the screen. What to do?

  2. imran says:

    sir i want to know about how to prepare a closing stock in tally. so pls give me some idea about and how to get all shortcut key of tally

  3. namita naik says:


    I have entered the opening and closing stock as u tell. bt I don’t get it in b/s & p/l. plz tell me what to do

  4. Antony xavier says:

    sir, I have entered profit and loss account,but closing stock and opening stock amount same. so which option is missing for me. kindly told me.
    thanking you,

  5. Harshala says:

    hello sir,i am working in hospital there is not maintaing closing stock & opening stock so my query is that what should i do t that stock should not be disply in tally9erp. plz help

  6. Mahendra says:

    you may contact your TSP or the person from whom you have purchased the software. We are busy in solving queries of our own clients


    dear friend,
    if there nothig displayed in Proft and loss account you just try to follow the steps
    on P&L screen press F11 and in General category intergarated accounts and Inventory dispaled as yes please change as no then look out P&L

  8. jaspinder says:

    open p/l a/c after that press keys alt+f2 and enter da closing stock date
    then show yours closing & opening stock amt differents

  9. jaspinder says:

    simple you create a ledger of opening stock under group —- stock in hand & accept this
    after that you go ladger and alter and select the opening stock ledger and fill the amt of opening stock & closing stock with their dates

  10. muthu says:

    sir am using tally erp9 in we are not maintaining acccounts with inventory.but if i want to put the value of opening and closing stock of raw material,finished goods and semi finished goods (wip) how to enter that without maintaining the inventory .

  11. Jyothi says:

    I am Spliting company data for 2010-11 & 2011-12
    spliting success but 2010-11 closing Stock to be carry forward for 2011-12 opening stock but value is change why i alter the opening stock but not accectpeted when i alter the opening stock is change the value of every time plese suggest me

    thanking you

  12. Ranganath says:

    Sir, Can you tell any one how to nulliyfy the opening balance difference in the current year it is showing in balance sheet liability side

    profit and loss a/c. 32662493.79
    opening Rs. 2748.00
    current period Rs.3263501.00
    I want to nully the Rs.2748/-

    Please help me.

  13. Mahendra says:

    Check your closing balance as per last year and check opening balance in Tally. It does not require that high skill or a technical knowledge to resolve it.

  14. Salahudheen says:

    I have done as your instructions. But closing stock and opening stock were not able to see on the profit & Loss account

  15. Vasantha says:

    Hello sir,

    In one Musical Instrument product, have 3 to 4 names in bill book, as per bill book i enter the bills, but physical stock and tally stock not matching properly, how to carry physical stock in future answer me briefly

  16. shikha says:


    I am using Tally ERP9 and want to maintain qty wise inventory but as per the balancesheet my closing stock is varying from tally closing stock how could i make the entry so that stock in balancesheet and tally do not vary?

  17. Aditya says:

    Hello Sir,
    i want to ask you that how can we enter the value of closing stock if we work with inventory system.


  18. Ashok Jangra says:

    Dear Sir,
    We just registered as private limited. I want to know how to operate the capital a/c in tally erp9. Please treat me as most urgently.

    Thanking you

  19. sunita says:

    sir ,
    can please clarify my doubts regarding VAT&SERVICE TAX returns filling & data entry regarding this

  20. kumar raju says:

    Sir Iam forgot the tally i want to put opening balance for current year cash in hd + 506395 bank + 47501

  21. urmila virendra says:

    hello sir..
    can u tell me that how to export sales reg.(extract) file in to excel..i try many time but its not done..please suggest me sir..

  22. Mehul kumar says:

    good evening sir,

    first of all thanks for helping people.

    please let me know if i can change opening date of any ledger from 1 January to 1 June.

  23. vimalraj says:

    first of all you can use two name each product, that is in stock u can create additional name (alternate name), with that u can use two name for each product and more over you can use that same name that will make you account clearly and you stock also match
    thank you,
    by vimal – pondicherry.

  24. vimalraj says:

    you go to ledger then alter then enter the opening stock or closing stock according to you ledger.. that can be show and it will effect you final accounts

  25. Murtuza vanwala says:

    sir i want to ask that i dont feel any entry of closing stock then why in profit & loss account closing stock item, amount see please reply

  26. Mathi says:

    I have generator power energy that energy are given to inventory that items are consider at stock as sale some stock over to hand that stock consider to banking units how us use to tally…pls give a solutions…

  27. Vinay says:

    I am prepare all ledger and expenses and adjust p & l a/c but i want to know some ledgers closing amount is nill but showing p& l a/c …..pls help me

  28. manish says:

    Please let me know details to be posted for opening balance for capital account for current year, what are all include in capital account for opening

  29. suvankar chakraborty` says:

    after entering the purchase entry in tally 9 with stock items individually I found that the value of Inward stocks are not tally with closing stock value there are some difference also. I think this difference comes due to rates of individual stock item. How I solve this problem?

  30. deepak kajaria says:

    After splitting my data the closing stock amounts do not match with the original..wat can be done ? Please reply. Its urgent

  31. samir says:

    If we make alteration in bom how to make corresponding changes in consumption entry.
    Also how to make tally recalculate stock balances if there are changes in closing stock.
    Sir thank you very much good pcs of knowledge here.

  32. Bimaleswar patel says:

    now i have sold all my stock
    now my stock summery is zero
    my question is that now how can i increase my stock in hand

  33. jonathan guzzard says:

    thanks a trillion…struggled for 5 days before i hit this…thanks once more

  34. aneesh says:

    in my inventory the stock shown in tally erp 9 is nil but it shows a value for the nil amount. How can i remove the value for which there is no stock. It is shown in the stock summary where the item is zero but a value cost is shown for the zero item.

  35. mohit aggarwal says:

    i am mohit aggarwal i create a accounts only company in tally erp 9 i create a ledger opening stock show the amount is 100000 rs.( dr.) but automatic closing stock in p&L show 100000 rs. but show in difference in balance sheet how to (cr.) this amount which ledger. i am asking more than person he saying this amount is transfer to capital a/c but i was see one firm start to business 500000 capital the owners is mohd. safeeiq ledger is show only 500000,not show to stock to show this amount balancing.piz reply me.????????

  36. mohit aggarwal says:

    sir how to find the value of closing stock but how to possible calculate the without gross profit I’m apply formula opening stocks+purchase+gross profit-sales but without calculate closing stock show in gross this possible..gross profit show in after less (Dr) side

  37. uma says:

    I am graduate, i done tally but not experienced in Tally. shall i get good job in tally. Otherwise again i vl do tally ERP 9. suggest me.

  38. uma says:

    I am graduate, i done tally but not experienced in Tally. shall i get good job in tally. Otherwise again i vl do tally ERP 9. suggest me. I want payrol,,cost, TDS,ESI,PFsales, Bank reconcilation.

  39. manjusha nankani says:

    sir I followed the steps as mentioned above to show the closing stock and opening stock at different values but its effect is not reflecting in P&L A/C. I even changed the integrated accounts and inventory option to “no” even then it did not work.

  40. Aslam says:

    can any one tell me how to see comparative profit & loss accounts in tally 7.2 for 2 subsequent years????

  41. Ajay kumar says:


    Please tell me the staff salary entry in tally erp 9 and pls tell me the all head of salary a/c and witch ledger under witch group

  42. sharvari deshpande says:

    dear Sir,
    this year I have not split the company. I created a new company. how to put the value of opening stock in new company?

  43. Ahmed Ali says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Good Afternoon, This is Ahmed Ali and using Tally ERP9 in a Mechanical Company, kindly guide me that how i can get Closing Stock Report, with. (Item Codes, Description, UOM, Qty. Price, Value) waiting here from you soon,

    Regards Ahmed Ali

  44. karabi says:

    dear sir
    i have a query regarding negative closing stock value..if there is not giving any value of opening what should we have to put in opening balance in item allocation screen?

  45. PARVATHY.N.RAJAN says:

    Halo sir in my firm we use tally ERP9,and i don’t know how to maintain the stock and how we reduce the negative we control the stock difference as compare to the manual stock register and how they balance each properly

  46. sebeer says:

    helo sir

    I have a one doubt , how the changes opening inventory from the inventory ledger.

    I have created a company and its period is 1-1-14 to 31-12-14 , in this period given opening and closing inventory and generated TB ,P&L and BS. And same company started posting 2015 period .

    Now i am facing problem when i tack the TB of 2015 period it showing opening inventory balance as 2014 ,

    please help me how to change the opening inventory for period of 2015

  47. raghu says:

    Dear sir,
    difference in opening balance shown in assets side
    how check and correct the balance sheet

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