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Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
With certain military moves, you may find yourself looking for housing that’s a little less permanent before making long-term arrangements. There are several temporary housing options that may be right for you. Explore the information about temporary housing facilities including allowances, lodging rates and eligibility.
Your sponsor should coordinate with you regarding your temporary housing needs well in advance of your arrival. There are two on-post hotels on Panzer Kaserne and Kelley Barracks. All on-post hotels have designated rooms to allow pets.
When there are no rooms available, referrals are made to German hotels off post. A Statement of Non-Availability must be obtained first, however.
A Temporary Lodging Allowance partially reimburses service members for the cost of temporary lodgings (on or off post), the cost of meals and the cost of transportation to meals while seeking permanent quarters on arrival.
In order to draw TLA, you must apply for government quarters within two working days of arrival in Stuttgart. TLA can be claimed in 10-day increments (15 days – Army only) and is generally limited to 60 days for arriving service members. TLA repayments will be credited into your direct deposit paycheck account within one month of filing the paperwork with housing. A briefing on TLA entitlements and how to file for TLA will be given after arrival.
Temporary lodging on post is accessible on a space-available basis. When there are no rooms available, referrals are made to German hotels off post; however, a Statement of Non-Availability must be obtained prior to checking into an off-post hotel (see below). A SNA can only be issued by one of theon-post lodging facilities (see below). It is expected that your sponsor will coordinate with you regarding your temporary housing needs well in advance of your arrival.
Statement of Non-Availability
If on-post accommodations are full, you may choose to stay in an off-post hotel. Make sure that you acquire a Statement of Non-Availability control number prior to checking into an off-post hotel. A SNA cannot be backdated and must be acquired obtained prior to checking into an off-post hotel. When you stay in off-post lodging with an SNA control number, you are entitled to Temporary Lodging Allowance; without this SNA number, TLA reimbursement will not be authorized.
It is important when choosing off-post accommodations that the room rates do not exceed your daily TLA, which is based on grade and number of family members. If the hotel rate exceeds your TLA, you are responsible for paying the difference. You are also responsible for initially paying your hotel bill when it is due. TLA repayments will be credited into your direct deposit paycheck account within one month of filing the paperwork with housing.
Value Added Tax
In Germany, a 19% Value Added Tax is added to all room rates. IAW AE 215-6 Individuals in temporary duty assignment or TLA travel status who obtain a priced or unpriced tax relief order form after they acquire hotel accommodations (but within 7 days after initial occupancy), must present a copy of their travel documentation to the Travel Reimbursement Officer as evidence that they have just arrived in the command and were unable to obtain tax-relief documents before occupancy. Most German hotels accept the VAT form, which exempts military members and Americans working for the Department of Defense from paying this tax on most retail purchases within the German economy.