Deleting a Ledger in Tally Accounting Package is as simple as pressing two keys task. Tally ERP 9 supports to delete any ledger except Profit & Loss A/c from your Company Accounts either it is of Sundry Debtors, Fixed Asset, or Indirect Expenses. You don't need to worry about data missing problem in your company accounts, Tally will take care of it and will not allow any mistakes to happen in your Books of Accounts.
Normally we go for deleting a ledger option when there is no scope for taking place of any business transaction for that particular ledger and we don't need any further communication with that business group like Sundry Creditor or Debtors contact information.
Before you going to delete you must notice that there should not be any Accounting Voucher entry in that particular ledger. If there any voucher entry in that ledger you are not allowed to delete that ledger from your Company as Tally will not permit. And you sure that there is not voucher entry in that ledger you can delete that ledger by pressing the Alt + D keys when that ledger is in Ledger Alteration mode from any one of the following screens.
Gateway of Tally screen
This is the simple step where you can delete the ledger from the Gateway of Tally screen.
- Select Accounts Info.
- and then go with Ledgers option
- and select Alter.
- Select the Name of Ledger which you want to delete from the available List of Ledgers.
Accounting Voucher screen
While entering an Accounting Voucher itself you can delete a ledger directly from the screen without leaving the Accounting Voucher screen. after selecting the ledger set focus back on that ledger and press Ctrl + Enter keys and you will be navigated to Ledger Alteration screen.
Apart the above screen even you can delete a ledger directly by viewing it from List of Accounts screen which is available in Display screen of the Reports section in Gateway of Tally. After reaching the screen press Ctrl + L keys to view the List of Ledger created in Tally and just keep focus on it and press deleting keys.