If you’re looking to incorporate your tech startup, you’ll want to do so with a lawyer (Orrick, Gunderson, Lowenstein) or an online service (LegalZoom, HireAnEsquire, Clerky). An accountant may also be able to help, but incorporation docs tend to be reserved for the legal team. As for ongoing startup tax, accounting, & finance issues, you’ll want to work with a CPA that knows you, your industry, and your plans for the future. Pricing can vary widely as each startup is unique, but I’d say expect to pay $500/month in accounting for an early stage company. You may also have to pay an on-boarding fee if there’s a backlog of work.
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