How does the $8000 first time home buyer tax credit work for someone who didn't owe anything on taxes?

I am in the process of buying my first home, and I am wondering how the $8000 tax credit will help me if at all. I have never owed anything on my taxes, I have always got a refund. Someone told me that if you didn't owe anything on your taxes that you would actually get a check for $8000 but I am very... show more I am in the process of buying my first home, and I am wondering how the $8000 tax credit will help me if at all. I have never owed anything on my taxes, I have always got a refund. Someone told me that if you didn't owe anything on your taxes that you would actually get a check for $8000 but I am very skeptical. Has anyone out there been in this situation?
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