Preparing a tax return is a hassle that no one looks forward to. On the other hand, as the saying goes there are only two certain things in this world – death and taxes. So even if you do not enjoy either the fact is you still have to complete and file your taxes come April 15. Many people like to do the taxes themselves either to save money or they think of themselves as expert enough. The fact is hiring a professional can pay off in terms of lower taxes, bigger refund and the overall peace of mind. Here are 6 reasons why hiring a professional for your taxes is a smart idea.