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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, 2016 System Review Report Dated July 17, 2017




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

General Tax Policy

No Rebates, No Benefits?

Will the next coronavirus relief bill contain new rebates?...

HEROES Act Would Expand The EITC For Childless Workers And Help Fight Recession

The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act , HEROES Act, would substantially increase the earned income tax credit (EITC) for workers without children......

Balancing School Budgets And Tax Hikes In The Middle Of A Pandemic

After nearly three months under a stay-at-home order, my daughter may have had it with my house rules. She sent me a TikTok video of......

Paying More For A Month, Collecting Less for A Year?

A “Return to Work Bonus?”...

A Huge Economic Hit And Charting a Path Forward

COVID-19 will drain $16 trillion from projected economic output over 10 years, CBO figures....

COVID-19 And Government Actions Caused State Tax Revenues To Plunge In April

States and localities across the country are facing an unprecedented fiscal situation from the economic shock of the COVID-19 pandemic. Governors are confronting drastically falling......

Refund Seizures, Piles of Paper Returns, and Revenue Collections

Students with past-due loans sue the Treasury and Education departments over seizure of tax refunds....

No News Is Bad News?

The White House won’t update its budget and economic projections this summer....

Are We Headed For A New Era of Income Tax Deduction Creep?

Congress can’t seem to end its love affair with tax deductions. For a brief period starting with then-House Ways & Means Committee Chair Dave Camp’s......

Should Wealth Taxes Pay For Coronavirus Relief And Recovery?

Remember when then-presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren made wealth taxes key parts of their campaigns for the Democratic presidential nomination? That seems so......

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