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About Our Firm

Since the firm's inception in 1990 when the firm bought out the local practice of PriceWaterhouse, Keathley, Maxwell & Antongiovanni, LLP has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. The Firm's expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as assurance services, financial statement preparation, litigation support, internal control support and financial planning.

Keathley, Maxwell & Antongiovanni, LLP is one of the leading firms in the California central valley and is primarily based in Bakersfield, California. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax and attestation professionals, and work ethic is the reason our clients return year after year.

Our Mission

KMA's mission is to be your trusted business advisor, becoming an advocate for you and your company's continued success through superior service, knowledge, communications and timely delivery of products.


Peer Review


Please click the following link to view our most recent peer review, in which we received a rating of pass, the highest rating possible:

December 31, 2013 System Review Report Dated May 15, 2014




  • Keathley, Maxwell & Antongiovanni, LLP
  • 4260 Truxtun Avenue
  • Suite 140
  • Bakersfield, CA 93309
  • Telephone: (661) 635-3180
  • Fax: (661) 635-3190

General Tax Policy

How To Improve the Child Tax Credit for Very Low-Income Families

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made many changes to the individual income tax. In particular, the child tax credit (CTC) was increased to provide......

Reflections, Regulations, and Recruitment

TCJA thoughts on the Hill… There’s no consensus among Senate Republicans about whether to try to make permanent the individual tax cuts in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act....

"Time, time, time, see what's become of me."

Here’s to the next Tax Day not being a repeat of yesterday....

Maryland’s Sweetheart Offer to Amazon Makes No Sense

My home state of Maryland has agreed to give Amazon as much as $5.6 billion in state tax breaks, nearly $1 billion in local tax......

Happy Tax Day!

Fewer Americans think their federal income taxes are too high....

How Will Treasury Fill In the Blanks Of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act?

When Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) last December, it may have seemed like the end of a major policy initiative. But,......

A court case, bill votes, and reflections on the TCJA

Tomorrow in the US Supreme Court: Oral arguments in South Dakota v. Wayfair....

OMB Review, Stock Buybacks, and Muddy Waters

Treasury cedes authority to OMB on some tax rules....

Does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Pass the Tests of Good Tax Policy?

On April 11, I testified before the congressional Joint Economic Committee on whether the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) will help Unleash… America’s Economic......

Three Things You Should Know about the Buyback Furor

Record stock buybacks—driven in part by the corporate tax changes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA)—have sparked a media and political furor. Unfortunately,......

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