Steven J. Fromm | Steven J. Fromm & Associates, P.C.
If you filed jointly for the other 5 years you could be held liable for such taxes. This would be the result since filing jointly triggers in joint and several liability. In your divorce agreement, you should make sure that he admits that these taxes are his sole responsibility and that he will indemnify and hold you harmless for any tax liability of his that you may ultimately have to pay. Beyond that he would also need to promise to pay for attorney fees involving any IRS attempt to collect such taxes from you.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania