Sometimes you take a job and it seems like it will be the best gig in the world.  The employer tells you that they will pay you weekly, that they won’t take taxes out and that they’ll even give you a 1099 at the end of the year so you can file your taxes.  But then you get that 1099, take it to your tax preparer and they tell you that you owe a bunch of money in taxes.  Wait?  How can this be?  Your preparer tells you that your 1099 causes you to be treated as an independent contractor