I quit my full-time job earlier this year. I trade during the mornings with the intention of being a trader. But, in the evenings, I work as an independent contractor. I have losses in one business (since I'm a newbie) while having profits in another. So here's my issue: I have some W2s. I have some 1099s. I have some trading income. I have some trading losses. Who exactly should I be looking for or what should I be looking at to figure out how to solve my tax issues? Should I be paying quarterly taxes + social security? I'm scared I'll have to pay some extraordinary fees for an accountant.