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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

“Shall we play a game?”

“Tax cheats beware. The machines are watching.”...

SALT, Financial Transactions Taxes, and a Slowdown In State Tax Growth

Adding a pinch of SALT before Super Tuesday....

Patience, Permanence, and Confusion

AEI’s Mathur: Let the dust settle before judging the TCJA’s corporate tax cuts....

Let The Dust Settle On The TCJA Before Judging Its Effectiveness

TPC’s Steve Rosenthal and American Enterprise Institute resident scholar Aparna Mathur recently debated the corporate tax provisions of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act......

Digital Tax Talks and Agricultural Purchase Promises

At the G20 meeting, most financial leaders appear ready for a global minimum digital tax. The US is not....

Non-profits, Caregivers, Carbon Capture, and State Tax Developments

Do tax-exempt non-profits have a future?...

Expanding The EITC To Include Family Caregivers

A handful of the remaining Democratic presidential candidates remain committed to increasing the earned income tax credit (EITC), particularly for workers without children at home......

Are Tax Breaks For Non-Profits And Their Donors Worth Saving?

The special tax treatment Congress has granted to non-profits and tax deduction it gives their donors are broken. So broken, in fact, that it is......

“Someone’s knockin’ at the door…”

“Somebody’s ringin' the bell.” It’s the IRS!...

Did TCJA’s Corporate Rate Cuts Work As Promised? No Signs Yet.

Last week , I debated American Enterprise Institute resident scholar Aparna Mathur on the question of whether the corporate income tax rate cuts from the......

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