Death & Taxes

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Death and taxes is a common reference to the famous quotation:

Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

Benjamin Franklinin a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, 1789

However, Franklin's letter is not the origin of the phrase, which appeared earlier in Daniel Defoe's The History of the Devil.

Things as certain as Death and Taxes, can be more firmly believ’d.

Death and Taxes may also refer to:

Video Games
  • Name of a prominent gaming community, made renowned for their efforts in World of Warcraft as well as other MMOs[1]
Board and Card Games
  • Death and Taxes, title of a fictional book written by one of the characters in Stranger than Fiction (2006)