Can a creditor seize your bank account with a tax refund from your pension?

While there may be some limits or restraints on seizing a tax refund or pension (and probably not as much as you may want to think), once any of these items are deposited into a bank account they lose their identity and are like any other funds. It is only while the tax is with the IRS, or while the pension is in the actual IRA or 401K (or such), that it has any protection.