Is Bail Really A Tax Deductible?

Every year when it is tax season, we try and pull together everything we can think of that we could write off as deductions in our taxes: donations, cars, clothes, investments, you name it! Not everything can be tax deductible, as you know. This includes bail; most people who are put into the situation of needing to pay for bail will ask this and the answer is that bail is not tax deductible.

It is not uncommon to ask if a bail bond is tax deductible. After all, bail is money that goes to the government in order to release a defendant from jail for their trial. However, bail serves as a guarantee to ensure this defendant appears in court for their trial. It is like a bribe because if the defendant does show up, they can have their bail money returned to them; if they do not show up, it is not returned (and the defendant is taken back into custody without the option to bail out again).

If the defendant and his or her loved ones use a bail bond to post bail, the 10% premium that they pay to the bail bond company is not refunded. The same release terms and conditions apply where the defendant has to appear for court as scheduled, but there are other requirements as well, such as needing a bail bond cosigner and collateral (which is, by the way, returned as long as the defendant makes their bail bond payments and shows up for court). Even a bail bond is not tax deductible.

We hope you have never had to pay bail and we hope you never will. No one ever expects to pay for bail, they are just suddenly in that situation, kind of out of nowhere. If that happens to you, please contact Pride Bail Bonds Nashville online or at 615-673-4955  so we can provide you with a free consultation and eventually, the most affordable bail bond and a custom payment plan.

We at Pride Bail Bonds Nashville promise to help you and take care of you and your loved ones!