What’s the difference between taxation and slavery?

.Consider a pretty nice slave owner:

He has a slave who runs an excavator. He must run the excavator 8 hours a day 5 days a week. The rest of the time he is free.  He get some pocket money. And if he gets sick he get a place in a queue to wait for treatment.

If he denies his master the fruit of his labor he gets a long sentence in jail.

Compare this with a excavator taxpaying worker:

He runs the excavator 8 hours a day 5 days a week. After tax he has exactly the same amount as the slave. If he get sick he is entitled to wait in a queue for treatment.

If he denies his masters this part of the fruit of his labor he gets a long sentence in jail.

The cases appear to be exactly the same? Can anyone spot any difference?  If so why does this difference make taxation acceptable while slavery is not?

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