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If your wages are garnished can they also take your tax refund?

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Answered 2013-02-27 22:57:13

Tax refunds cannot be directly seized by a creditor judgment.

The IRS can seize tax refunds without the use of due process for federal taxes owed.

State and federal tax refunds can be seized for child support arrearages.

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