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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, 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

Questions, Answers, and Crackdowns

Where do TCJA benefits come from?...

Most Taxpayers’ Benefits Come Mainly from the TCJA’s Individual Provisions, But the Rich Get Much of Their Tax Cuts from Corporate Changes

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) affects the after-tax income of households in two ways: directly through the individual income tax and indirectly through......

Governors Talk Taxes in Their State of the State Addresses

It’s difficult to predict where states will end up on tax policy this year given last year’s budget drama and this year’s new federal tax......

“With a little help from my friends.”

“What would you do if I sang out of tune?” Senators are concerned that the president’s budget proposal does not provide enough funding for the IRS to administer the TCJA....

The Price We Pay for Capping the SALT Deduction

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) limited the ability of taxpayers to deduct state and local taxes (SALT) from their federal taxable income. New......

A Gas Tax, Fiscal Weakness, a Workaround, and Scams

Did the president just promise to back a 25-cent gas tax hike?...

The Fiscal Disarmament Of President Trump and the GOP

President Trump, who sees himself as the toughest guy in the room, is, along with his GOP allies in Congress, disarming the federal government’s ability......

Roses are red, violets are blue. The nation keeps spending, with too little revenue.

The TCJA’s long-term cost could affect the bond market....

“Hey big spender, spend a little time with me.”

President Trump released his budget. It doesn’t balance....

Budget day, and more TCJA winners and losers

The Trump Administration will release its 2019 budget today....

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