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The Contra Voucher is used to indicate transfer of funds from
Bank account to Cash account
Bank account to Bank account
Cash account to Bank account.
Cash account to Cash account.
When you are passing a Payment voucher, you do not get the Cash and Bank Ledgers for selection in the list of Ledger Accounts on the Debit side and when you are passing a Receipt voucher, you do not get the Cash and Bank Ledgers for selection on the credit side.
However, for users who wish to use the Payment and Receipt vouchers for this nature of transaction, Tally.ERP 9 has the flexibility of defining Payment and Receipt behaviour as per Contra voucher.
Go to Gateway of Tally > Accounting Vouchers
Select F5: Payment from the Button Bar or press F5.
Set the option Use payment/receipt as Contra to Yes in F12: Configuration screen.
Click Accept to save.
Refer to F12: Configuration in Tally.ERP 9 for more details.
If the option Use Payment as Contra is set to Yes in the F12: Configure screen, the cash and bank accounts will be displayed for selection.
If the option Use Payment as Contra is set to No in the F12: Configure screen, the cash and bank accounts will not be displayed.