Yes, although you might not be aware of it, the government may actually owe you money. This can be caused by many reasons. One is when you didn’t claim a deduction you qualified for, or you might have missed it when you filed and sent an amended return. In credit unions, some items may have remained unclaimed, where checks have not been cashed. There may also be money owed to you in unclaimed property, mortgage refunds, and many more.