The due date for filing a U.S. federal individual income tax return generally is April 15. You can receive an automatic 6-month extension of time to file your return if you file an application for automatic extension by the due date of your return.

However, if you are a U.S. citizen or resident living outside of the United States on the due date of your return, you are allowed an automatic 2-month extension until June 15 to file your return and pay any tax due.

Be aware that the deadline for paying tax due for tax year 2016 to avoid interest is April 15, 2017.