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If you have to efile Income Tax returns for ITR-1 or ITR 4, you can complete the process on the income Tax website itself, by using the Quick efile ITR. This article explains the process of Quick Efile with pictures which can be used to file ITR1 or ITR4.

What is Quick e-File ITR?

Quick E-file means e filing Income Tax Return online.

E-filing is filing your Income Tax return electronically. It is mandatory for the following individuals to file their return:

  • Those with an income of Rs. 2.5 lakh and above
    People having assets abroad
    People whose income needs to undergo an audit

Quick E-File is simple,user friendly and hassle free and its features are:

  • It is online service. No need to download Excel Utility or Java utility or generate XML. Its like filing any other form on the net
  • It is only available for ITR1 and  ITR4S as these are simple forms with less number of tabs or schedules to fill.
  • It has data like Personal Information and Tax paid already filled it i.e it is prepopulated.
  • You don’t have to fill the form in one sitting. You can save the information entered. When you login again you can start from where you left. However the saved draft can be accessed within 30 days only.

Our article  Comparison of Income Tax Filing Websites:IncomeTaxEfiling,ClearTax,etc compares various Income Tax Efiling websites in detail.

Overview of Process to Quick eFile ITR

Overview of the process to Quick eFile ITR is as follows. 

Do’s and Don’t of Quick eFile of ITR

  • Don’t click back button on the browser while filing ITR online. It will log you out.
  • Grey fields are either auto filled or non editable i.e you cannot enter information.
  • You can save the an unfinished Return online for a maximum period of 30 days. If you don’t complete returns within 30 days you will have to start again.

Process to Quick eFile ITR

Go to Income Tax efiling website . Click On left hand column, you can see the link Quick e-file ITR 1 & ITR 4S online

Choose eFile Prepare and Submit Online ITR and screen displayed is as shown in image below.

Quick e-file ITR1 and ITR4S on

Quick e-file ITR1 and ITR4S on


Login using your PAN and password.  Click on menu e File and  Prepare and Submit ITR Online .

Quick e-file on

Quick e-file on

Screen displayed is as shown in image below Select

  • ITR form, Options are ITR1 and ITR4S
  • Assessment Year. For income between 1 Apr 2015 to 31 Mar 2016 Assessment Year is 2016-17.
  • Where you want prefilled information from, (PAN, Previous Return filed  New Address),
  • Whether you want to digitally sign the ITR. Unless you have a digital signature select No.

Please read the instructions on the first tab. Image below shows the instructions for ITR1.

Instructions to Quick Efile ITR1

Instructions to Quick Efile ITR1

Difference between ITR1 and ITR4S is the information that you have to fill in . So form ITR1 and ITR4S have different tabs . The image below shows ITR1 and ITR4S tabs. ITR4S has  2 tabs, 44AE, NON BP extra.  Article ITR4S, the difference between ITR4S and ITR4 talks about ITR4S in detail.

This Return Form is to be used by an individual whose total income  includes:

  • Income from Salary/ Pension; or
  • Income from One House Property (excluding cases where loss is brought forward from previous years); or
  • Income from Other Sources (excluding Winning from Lottery and Income from Race Horses)
Income tax Return to be filed by individuals, HUF and small business taxpayers having:

  • Presumptive Business Income
  • Salary / Pension
  • One house property
  • Income from other sources.
Quick efile difference between itr1 itr4s

Quick efile difference between itr1 and itr4s

Personal details is already filled in. Verify the pre-filled personal information .

Quick eFile ITR1 ITR4S Personal Details prefilled

Quick eFile ITR1 ITR4S Personal Details prefilled

Image below shows the Tax Details is prefilled. Verify the pre-filled personal information .

Quick eFile ITR1 ITR4S Tax Details prefilled

Quick eFile ITR1 ITR4S Tax Details prefilled

Fill in the details like any other ITR form.Fill in your tax deductions under Chapter VI-A, Fill in Exempt Income.  You can refer to How to fill ITR1 for Income from Salary,House Property,TDS for more details or following articles for more information.

Save the information at regular intervals by clicking on button Save Draft. It is available with Submit and Exit button at the top and bottom of form. You would also be reminded of  messages asking you to save information at regular intervals.

Quick Efile ITR1 ITR4S Buttons Submit, Save Draft, Exit

Quick Efile ITR1 ITR4S Buttons Submit, Save Draft, Exit

You don’t have to complete return in one sitting. You can logout and then later login.

Once you are done filling all details, Verify, double check.  Our article Mistakes while Filing ITR and CheckList before submitting ITR talks about it in detail.

If any tax is due, pay the Self Assessment tax, generate the challan counterfoil along with the Challan Identification Number (CIN). Now complete the Income Tax Return form with the details from the challan and CIN along with the payment details and the details of the bank through which the e-payment has been made. Our article Self Assessment Tax, Pay Tax using Challan 280, Updating ITR explains the process in detail.

Once finished and verifying the ITR, click the submit button

After submission, an acknowledgement screen is displayed. You can choose to print your ITR-V form for verification or choose to e-verify your return using your PAN card or Aadhaar card. Our article E-verification of Income Tax Returns and Generating EVC through Aadhaar, Net Banking explains the process in detail.

You will receive an acknowledgement email & SMS for filing your return.

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