I wonder if the ancient peoples and civilizations had a "tax day" like we do in America? I don't think we will ever really know. The Romans conducted a regular census which was tied to the leveling of taxes. But did the Aztecs and Mayas do the same? How about Tikil? Easter Islanders? Egyptians? Mesopotamians?
Just musing on the prospects that if nothing ever really changes than the ancient people must have hated the tax-man as much as we do today.