1) They're inevitable
As said by the late, great Benjamin Franklin "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." The tax system is a long-standing, ever-changing obligation for the majority of people. Understanding why you're being taxed and what you're being taxed on will help you see the bigger picture when it comes to your finances. Think of it like going to a football match and not understanding why everyone boos a red card. Better to be in the know so you can make well-informed decisions.
2) You can incur hefty fines
You don't get a free pass if you fill out your tax return incorrectly and end up evading tax because you failed to learn how to file appropriately. You can incur fines, penalties, and even more severe consequences if your taxes are not up-to-date and accurate so it's in your best interest to understand how they work.
3) Money is important
As the saying goes, "Money makes the world go round" and many would argue life is impossible without it. While money comes and goes, it's generally preferred if there's less of the latter. Learning about your taxes, income, savings, and investments is an imperative factor in leading a comfortable and stable life long-term.
4) Your tax return scapegoat can't help forever
Relying on a family member or friend to complete your tax return for you is a sure way to shift responsibility, but isn't exactly sustainable in the long run. There will eventually come a time where you are required to complete your return yourself and will feel like a fish out of water if you haven't exposed yourself to the process beforehand. Part of becoming an adult is dealing with 'life administration' (taxes included!). Enlist an adviser who will give you expert financial advice whilst giving you a nudge in the right direction if you get stuck. Relying on someone untrained to do the job for you leaves room for miscommunication, application errors and in turn, a headache!
5) You'll become money savvy
Talking about taxes might be a drag to some, but clueing yourself up on the latest tax updates will keep you ahead of the game with your finances. You'll be able to make calculated financial choices that either save or make you money and who doesn't want that?