Taxes are a residence fee on citizens: a fee for walking on the better-not-be crowded side-walk, a fee for driving on the better-be smooth roads, a fee for the better-not-be-too long safe wait at the lights, etc. Taxes are paid for by spending time; yes time, working. Now, the question is how much time does one spend paying for taxes?
Consider the example of an employee paying 20% in taxes. If working five days a week, he or she would pay one fifth of that in taxes which amounts to one day a week. That is one day, waking up, getting ready for work, driving or walking or chasing after a bus, doing all the work tasks that have to be done, for the government. Everyone is then working for the government of people.
Now suppose one purchases a foreign drink made locally. Unless there is an agreement between the two countries, a portion of what one would pay would be used by the local factory to pay for the foreign recipe. The headquarter abroad would then have to pay local taxes abroad on that portion. One as a consequence would be paying for side-walks on which he is not walking, roads on which she is not driving, and lights at which they are not waiting, etc.
Taxes are therefore for people to be well governed and are to be paid from the people to the people.