KCP&L Reminder - Energy Efficiency Tax Credits Expiring

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Kansas City, Mo. (Feb. 24, 2011) — As Americans prepare their 2010 tax returns, KCP&L wants to remind customers who purchased energy-efficient appliances or completed home upgrades to verify their eligibility for federal tax credits. As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, tax incentives were created for individuals who installed certain energy efficiency measures in their home in 2009 and 2010. 
If a customer completed one of the following home improvements between Jan. 1, 2009, and Dec. 31, 2010, the improvement may qualify for a federal tax credit applicable for 2009 and 2010 tax filings. A family could see a 30 percent tax credit per year, up to $1,500 total, for all improvements. 
Windows and doors including energy-efficient skylights, storm windows, exterior windows, storm doors and exterior doors 
Roofing and insulation including metal or asphalt shingles 
Heating and cooling systems including energy efficient central A/C units, oil and gas furnaces 
Water heaters including energy-efficient gas, oil or propane water heaters and electric heat pump water heaters 
In addition to making home improvements, customers must meet other requirements in order to qualify for the federal tax credits. Certain forms and documentation will be needed when filing for these credits. Customers should consult their tax professionals if they have questions about documentation needs, eligibility and their specific tax returns. For additional information and answers to frequently asked questions, visit www.energystar.gov/taxcredits
DISCLAIMER: Any information offered by KCP&L is not professional tax advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for the assistance or advice of a tax professional. 
About KCP&L: 
Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE: GXP) is the holding company of Kansas City Power & Light Company and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company, two of the leading regulated providers of electricity in the Midwest. Kansas City Power & Light and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations use KCP&L as a brand name. More information about the companies is available on the Internet at www.greatplainsenergy.com or www.kcpl.com.