What's New this May 2021 in Zoho Books

What's New this May 2021 in Zoho Books

Hello Users,

As India is going through the dreadful second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, we hope you and your loved ones are safe. Please take all necessary precautions and stay vigilant during these times.
Here are a few enhancements we have made to Zoho Books this month:

Bulk update the TDS rates for vendors [India]

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) had reduced the Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) rates by 25% (for transactions created from 14 May 2020 to 1 March 2021) to help businesses cope with the pandemic. However, from 1 April 2021 they have normalised it, and you'll have deduct TDS at the normal rate in the respective transactions.

To comply with this, you can now do an advanced search in the Vendors module based on TDS rates and bulk update the rates for whom the TDS has been reduced. This will normalise the TDS rates in the future transactions created for this vendor.


To bulk update: Go to Purchases > Vendors > Select the vendors for whom you wish to change the TDS rate > Update TDS.

Premium retail template 

The new Retail - Premium template will allow you to accommodate more details in your documents printed on thermal printers. You can include the billing address, shipping address, additional fields, and, terms and conditions. You can use this template for estimates, invoices and credit notes.


To customise the template: Go to Settings > Templates >  Go to Invoices/Estimates/Credit Notes > Click +New > Click Retail in the tab > Select Retail - Premium.

Updates for organizations with Zoho Inventory

  • Introduced custom sync for marketplace integrations. You can enter the Start Sync Time and the End Sync Time for a specific integration and it will fetch the entities last modified time in marketplace. The time difference between the start sync time and the end sync time should not be more than 5 days.

  • Track purchase receives in real time using Afterships. You can track the receives by entering the tracking number and the carrier name. You will have to add the access link to see the real time update for all the shipments. You can track Easypost shipments and manual shipments as well.

  • Introduced an option to enter the cost price while creating or editing Inventory Adjustments by quantity and inter-branch transfer orders. In quantity adjustments, this field will be pre-filled with cost price from the most recent purchase transaction and, in transfer orders, this field will be pre-filled with the cost price from the most recent transaction associated with the destination branch.

  • Introduced the “Bill Third Party” payment method. This billing option is tailor made for Dropshipping. You can choose to charge yourself or a third party for shipping or duty and taxes independently.


Do try these features out and let us know what you think in the comments below. If you have any further queries, please contact us at support@zohobooks.com.

Shally Joseph
The Zoho Books Team

                            Zoho Marketing Automation

                                    Manage your brands on social media

                                            Zoho TeamInbox Resources

                                              Zoho DataPrep Resources

                                                Zoho CRM Plus Resources

                                                  Zoho Books Resources

                                                    Zoho Subscriptions Resources

                                                      Zoho Desk Resources

                                                        Zoho Projects Resources

                                                          Zoho Sprints Resources

                                                            Qntrl Resources

                                                              Zoho Creator Resources

                                                                Zoho WorkDrive Resources

                                                                  Zoho Campaigns Resources

                                                                    Zoho CRM Resources

                                                                    • CRM Community Learning Series

                                                                      CRM Community Learning Series

                                                                    • Tips


                                                                    • Functions


                                                                    • Meetups


                                                                    • Kbase


                                                                    • Resources


                                                                    • Digest


                                                                    • CRM Marketplace

                                                                      CRM Marketplace

                                                                    • MVP Corner

                                                                      MVP Corner

                                                                    • Word of the Day

                                                                      Word of the Day

                                                                            Design. Discuss. Deliver.

                                                                            Create visually engaging stories with Zoho Show.

                                                                            Get Started Now