Death and taxes, taxes and death. Twinned together, but not exactly equal, one temporary, the other permanent. If you don’t pay your taxes you might have to go to jail eventually (it being the job of the government to prosecute you, this could take some time. Perhaps one might even succumb to old age 😉
Of course my own experience with death is limited, it is the great unknown. A frequent plot device, it’s easy to write. My favorite is Death as conceived by the late Terry Pratchett who speaks in CAPITAL LETTERS. And of course all writing about death is fiction. And the way taxes are appropriated is often fiction as well.