Can I Sell My House With a Tax Lien? Who Gets to Claim the Child on Taxes With 50/50 Custody?


selling a house with a tax lien

To finish our FAQ series, we will cover questions that overlap with the firm’s other areas of practice.

  • Can I sell my house with a tax lien?
  • Who gets to claim the child on taxes with 50/50 custody


Can I Sell My House With A Tax Lien?

There are a few options for dealing with a tax lien before the sale can close. These options are: One – Dispute the tax lien with the IRS, Two – Request a certificate of discharge from the IRS, which will detach the lien from the house so that it  can be sold, but does not absolve you from the tax debt.  Three – Satisfy the delinquent tax and pay off the debt. Four – Pay off the lien amount at closing.  Five – Wait for the debt to expire if the tax lien is low.

Who Gets to Claim the Child on Taxes With 50/50 Custody?

It overall depends on the agreement. Generally, the parent who has custody for the greater part of the year gets to claim the child as a dependent. According to the IRS “Custody Ratio Tiebreaker Rule”, if custody is split exactly 50/50, the parent with the higher adjusted gross income (AGI) gets to claim the child for tax purposes.

If you have any questions about the topics discussed in this article, or any tax law matter, please give us a call at Bononi & Company 724-972-4180.


The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for www.bononiandbononi.com. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this web site. It will notify you of the following:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing 
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information 
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

We also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.


Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 412-832-2499