KCP&L Reminder - Energy Efficiency Tax Credits Still Available

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2013 tax returns are the last opportunity to claim these energy-efficiency federal tax credits.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (February 6, 2014) — As customers prepare their 2013 tax returns, KCP&L wants to remind those who purchased energy-efficient appliances or completed home upgrades to verify their eligibility for federal tax credits. As part of the American Taxpayer Relief Act, Congress reinstated tax credits for individuals who installed certain energy-efficient measures in their homes between 2011 and 2013.

If a customer completed any of the following home improvements after January 1, 2011, the improvements may qualify for a federal tax credit, applicable for 2013 tax filings. A family could receive a tax credit up to 10% of the purchase price or $500 total, for all energy-efficient improvements during that time period.
  • Windows and doors - including energy-efficient skylights, storm windows, exterior windows, storm doors and exterior doors
  • Roofing and insulation - including seals to limit air infiltration, such as caulk, weather stripping and foam sealants
  • Heating and cooling systems - including energy-efficient central A/C units and 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 one or more of these home improvements, customers must meet other requirements in order to qualify for the federal tax credits. Customers should consult their tax professionals if they have questions about documentation needs, eligibility and their specific tax returns.

KCP&L is committed to providing its customers with long-term energy solutions that reduce cost and offer more control of energy use. KCP&L was the first and only utility in Missouri to support and fully advocate for the Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act (MEEIA) to be passed which made it possible to pursue cost effective investments in energy efficiency. The company was also the first utility to file proposed energy efficiency and demand response programs under the law in December 2011. KCP&L is actively supporting energy-efficiency legislation in Kansas this year that is based on the MEEIA regulations in Missouri.

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.