The other day I was checking my online banking and apparently the US treasury deposited money into my account. Now it was a small amount, less than a dollar. But the guy at the bank couldn't explain the REASON for the deposit, he just offered that they do that sometimes to make sure they have the right bank account before depositing a larger amount of money. But my father in law, the skeptic that he is, warned that they do that when they want to TAKE money away. My husband is active duty military, we have filed tax returns every year without fail, we have never received any kind of social security benefits, as we are both in our 20's. Can anyone explain why they might be messing with out checking account?