Car benefit: benefit not otherwise taxable
Section 119 ITEPA 2003
Arguments that normal car benefit rules do not apply where cash alternative offered
Taxpayers have been known to argue that a different basis of valuing the benefit should be used if a cash alternative to the car is offered (but not taken).
Section 119 ITEPA 2003 makes it clear that the mere fact that a cash alternative is offered does not change the method of calculation of the cash equivalent of the car benefit.