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Someone raised a question on the military board about IRA contributions for a deployed service member. Specifically her question was whether the contribution deadline is extended along with the filing deadline.

She gave a link to the IRS website that seems to suggest that this is true.
http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=101265,00.html

Answer 12
In general, the deadlines for performing certain actions applicable to his taxes are extended for the period of his service in the combat zone, plus 180 days after his last day in the combat zone. This extension applies to the filing and paying of your son's income taxes that would have been due April 15. In addition to the 180 days, his extension period will include the 46 days that were left before the April 15th deadline when he entered the combat zone. During his 226-day extension period, assessment and collection deadlines will be extended, and he will not be charged interest or penalties attributable to the extension period.

and Answer 26
[A soldier and his/her spouse] can make a timely qualified retirement contribution for the year to [their] IRA on or before the extended deadline for filing [their] income tax return for that year under the extension provisions.

My situation is that I deployed on 03 Feb 2006 and arrived in the combat zone on 05 Feb. I filed my taxes but did not contribute to an IRA for either myself or my wife. If I understand correctly, this means that I have 250 days after I leave the combat zone to contribute to 2005 IRAs for both myself and my wife. Is that correct?

Because I already filed my 2005 taxes, do I need to file a 1040X?

Also, since I got extended for an extra 4 months and won't redeploy until late spring or early summer, for the 2006 TY do I have 180 days plus the 106 days between 01 Jan 2007 and 16 Apr 2007, or do I just have the 180 days?

Thanks for your help.
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