Anyone can request an automatic tax-filing extension, but some people get extra time without asking.
The IRS estimates that more than 14.6 million individuals will get an automatic extension this filing season, either by filing a form or making an electronic tax payment. But some taxpayers, such as disaster victims, those serving in a combat zone and Americans living abroad, get more time, even without having to ask for it. Here are details on each of these special tax-relief provisions.
Victims of certain federally declared disasters