Romans 13:6 Pay your taxes, too, for these same reasons. For government workers need to be paid. They are serving God in what they do.
So often we go about trying to do good.. be good all the time... then we slip up we forget all that God has asked us to do... we ask so much of our government... we drive on the roads out taxes pay for, our kids learn from the teachers our taxes pay for ... we expect to be taken care of in our old age... this our taxes pay for.... we want to be protected by the police if we call 911... these people that watch over us are paid for by our taxes.... some kids that couldn't go to college go to college on pale grants paid for by our taxes...... and the list goes on and on and on... yet we will pay for something in cash to keep from paying taxes... we will lie on our income taxes so we get back more of the taxes we have paid...people that have been blessed with business that provide them with so much will lie on their taxes so they can pay less..... and yet we will call ourselves honest... we get mad at people that arn't "honest" while not paying all our taxes.... God demands that we pay our taxes... God says that the people that work for the government are serving him... we need to honor God by paying our taxes... we need to honor God by never ever cheating anybody... Romans 13:12 says "Love does no wrong to others, so love fulfills the requirements of God's law." ... we do wrong to others when we don't pay our share of taxes that put a greater burden on "others" that do.