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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, 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

Voters In Three States Will Confront The Consequences Of Earmarking Tax Dollars

Earmarking tax dollars comes with a price, giving today’s voters the power to decide how tomorrow’s state tax dollars will be spent. Is that power worth it?...

Taxpayers Who Lost Their Charitable Deduction Only Modestly Reduced Donations

Starting in 2018, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) dramatically raised the standard deduction, reducing the number of filers who reported their......

The Government Is Funded For Ten Weeks; Congress Will Be Back Soon

Biden signs short-term spending bill....

Congress Failed To Raise Taxes On Millionaires. Now States Are Trying.

President Biden’s plan to raise taxes on very high-income households died in Congress. But the idea of lives on. Initiatives on November ballots in California......

Keeping The Government Open

Senate passes stopgap spending bill, House will vote today....

Cannabis Tax Revenue Is Down In Some States—And Maybe That’s Okay

After years of growth, some states saw cannabis tax collections decline for the first time in fiscal year 2022. But, while politicians occasionally promote marijuana......

Hitting The Road; Making Good Use of Time and Money

Getting ready to get out of town....

Why Congress Should Restore The Expanded Child Tax Credit In A Lame Duck Session

In 2021, Congress enacted sweeping legislation that temporarily cut child poverty nearly in half . A key feature was the expanded child tax credit (CTC),......

A Stopgap Government Funding Bill Advances

The bill stripped the Manchin provision....

States Can Help Reduce the Burdens of Harmful Fines and Fees. Here’s How.

Thanks to surging tax revenues and an unprecedented infusion of federal aid, many states cut taxes over the past two years by lowering individual income tax rates, expanding tax credits, or sending...

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