Heretic of The Seventh Circle
I’ve never had a player at my table react to being asked to pay taxes as anything like being shaken down.yeah this is what causes players to create murder hobos. When they’ve done the hard work and earned the cash and weak npc peons think they can chisel the PCs, you’ll soon have dead npcs and newly minted murder hobos.
The world exists, and they live in it. They buy horses to travel faster, pay porters to carry thing from the shop to their apartment in town, and happily pay taxes to pay for work on the Old King's Road.