I ran my numbers through Turbo Tax, as it stands I will owe them $20K for federal. Since I have w-2s from other jobs and have only started trading in Aug, I don't feel comfortable or qualify to claim Trader Status, and I haven't much to deduct under it. Should I: 1) pay $200 and use my old cpa, who'd filed me as a regular 'joe' and pay the roughly $20K ----or---- 2) pay Green Tax their $900-$1,200, plus $150 for consultation and hope for a lesser amt I'd owe ira? I need to know by tomorrow, Tues night, in order to cxl appt with old cpa. Thank you.