Taxes is a plural noun and 3rd person present for the word "TAX."
1. A compulsory contribution to state revenue levied by the government on workers' income and business profits or added to the cost of some goods, services, and transactions.
2. A strain or heavy demand.
3. Impose a tax on (someone or something).
4. Make heavy demands on (someone's powers or resources).
5. Confront (someone) with a fault or wrongdoing.
People who refused to pay the taxes were arrested.