Only if you give to them. They have no way to track the release of your tax refund and when you receive it. Further, you can have your refund direct deposit, so unless they have a garnished on your checking account, your refund is safe.
If you owe child support or student loan or other specific types of loans, the IRS will intercept a federal tax refund on the request of the collecting agency.
Regular private debt collectors do not have access to intercept tax refund before the IRS sends out the refund.
If a creditor serves you financial institution with the proper paperwork and your refund happens to get deposited at that time, your refund may be taken.
As stated by the above responder, there are a few debts that can make a claim to a tax refund. For a typical creditor, like a credit cart, they would likely try to intercept funds at your bank account or through wage garnishment.
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