The provision of emergency accommodation in State owned property is outside the scope of Value-Added Tax (VAT).
The supply of emergency accommodation in:
- all or part of a house
- other similar establishment
is exempt from VAT.
Accommodation in a hotel or guesthouse contracted to a State agency is regarded as an exempt supply of emergency accommodation where:
- it is provided exclusively as emergency accommodation
- it is not available as guest or hotel accommodation to the general public.
Further guidance contains more detailed information on the VAT treatment of emergency accommodation and ancillary services.