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About Us

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, 2019 System Review Report Dated August 28, 2020




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

General Tax Policy

Budget Games, A Big Gun Tax Has Loopholes

About the EARN Act....

State and Local Tax Decisions Abound

No gas tax holidays in Oregon or Washington, but maybe one in Pennsylvania....

Beyer’s Steep Gun Tax Might Curb Some Very Lethal Weapons, But It Has Gaps

In response to two recent mass shootings, Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced a bill that would impose a 1,000 percent excise tax on certain guns......

Advancing Tax Breaks For Retirement Savings, A Sputtering Gas Tax Holiday

Senate Finance Committee unanimously approves retirement savings bill....

Better Ways to Use Synthetic Controls to Model State and Local Tax Policy

The synthetic control method (SCM) is a relatively new and valuable tool that makes it possible to measure state or local policy against a theoretical......

A Senate Retirement Bill? Religious Education.

Senate Finance will mark-up a retirement savings bill today....

A Federal Gas Tax Holiday Is A Terrible Idea

President Biden is proposing a three-month federal gasoline tax holiday. He may want to appear to be doing something to address high inflation, which is both an economic concern......

The Year of State Tax Cuts: The Sequel

Just as movie theaters are full of sequels (Top Gun, Jurassic Park, and Thor), state capitols are also replaying last year’s big hit: tax cuts......

A Federal Gas Tax Holiday?

Biden nears gas tax decision....

More Global Minimum Tax Drama, More State Tax Cuts

Why Hungary is blocking a global minimum corporate tax deal....

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