I used to object to people getting refunds. If things are planned properly, that money can earn interest for the taxpayer. But two things have changed my mind.
The first is the abysmally low interest rates we’ve had in the last year. A $1000 refund would net perhaps $10 in income. This is probably not worth worrying about from a financial point of view. From a psychological point of view the pleasure of that “extra” money is probably worth $10.
The second is more subtle. There are people who cannot save. If the refund is their only saving or they use it to pay off debt, this can be a good thing.
If you have to pay taxes now and you put the money into an interest bearing account, good for you. If you are getting a refund, enjoy your refund!