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Formation, Finance & Tax Strategy
Helen Johnson

Helen Johnson helps Innov8’s clients in all matters related to finance and tax issues, which are often overlooked at the early stages – at a price – to ensure founders and stakeholders maximize the value of their hard work.


Helen has over 20 years of experience in accounting, finance, and tax, Helen works extensively with clients in technology, specializing in corporate and partnership tax issues.  She has provided tax consulting to technology companies through the full life cycle, from inception to acquisition.  Helen’s client companies have provided a wide range of services, including personal device/item tracking, 3D hardware and software, food service software applications, and data mining.


Clients benefit from Helen’s expertise in every stage, from initial funding, recording keeping and accounting to maximizing technology tax benefits such as R&D credits. 


For her many clients who do business outside of California, Helen helps handle the myriad of multi-state tax compliance issues that arise.  She is also an expert in individual tax and stock option planning for tech founders, managers and employees.

Helen received her bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Stanford University. She is a licensed CPA in the State of California.  

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