Dividends are payments to the company’s shareholders out of the company’s profits.

Setting Up

To record dividends in your Tally account you need to first create a transaction type (nominal code) that’s set as a Capital Reserves code To do that, go to Settings > Advanced Settings > Enable Configure Nominal Codes > Click Update. After that, go to Bank > Transaction Types > Add a new code named 'Dividends'. Click on the code to edit it, you should see a number of options for the code type. Set this to Capital Reserves and click Update.

Recording a Dividends Payment

To record a dividends payment go to Bank > View/Add Transactions > Add New Transaction.

  • Date – this needs to be the date the money left the company bank account to pay the dividends
  • Comment – use this record a note about the transaction, i.e. 'Quarter 2 Shareholder Dividends'
  • Type – select your new Dividends code
  • In/Out – as it's money thats left your account this should be out
  • Amount – the amount that you have paid out
  • VAT Rate – this should be N/A
  • VAT Amount – this should be 0.00

When ready, click the Add Transaction button.

The transaction will now show in the correct place on your Balance Sheet Report.

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