Guide to Income Tax Refund Garnishment – Will Your Tax Refund Be Garnished? Will your tax refund be garnished? If you have some concern that your tax refund will be garnished by some of the creditors you owe money to, you should know that their ability to garnish your tax refund depends on what the debt is for and who the original creditor is. Find out more about income tax refund garnishments with this helpful tax tips video from TurboTax.