Basingstokepp. Paris was itself a controversial choice. After all, the Americans soon after adopting the Constitution taxed themselves at far higher rates than the British had prior to the Revolution Perkins, British Financial Advantages In addition, the British were in a better position than the Americans to finance a war.
It was obligated to deliver as yet unnamed "war criminals" and as yet unspecified reparations to the victors. Moreover the British in an effort to destroy the funding system of the Continental Congress had undertaken a covert program of counterfeiting the Continental dollar.
The reason seemed obvious. A tax system was in place that had provided substantial revenue during previous colonial wars.