Sorry, but taxes are necessary Martin L. Cahn Updated: Oct. 27, 2017, 1 a.m. COPY Life, death, taxes. You know the saying. Taxes are nearly as old as civilization, with historians pointing back to ancient Egypt between 3000 and 2800 BC in the form of either forced labor or tithes. ∞ views ∞ views Would you like to read this article and use one of your 0 remaining views? Read Enjoy great local journalism? Subscribe Already a subscriber? Log in Log In To Read Subscribe to access more great content! Subscribe Already a subscriber? Log in Latest Column: Go, Greta! Column: The back roads of the South Column: Deck the halls Column: Need a last-minute gift?