States in the Midwest and South have long been among America’s top destinations for tax professionals. In 2015, however, Massachusetts emerged as a surprising leader in this category when it became the only state to receive five stars from J.D. Power. Of course, not all great tax lawyers are located in Massachussets — just a handful of states received one star in this analysis — but that is no small feat for any state! The Center for Tax Law reported that Massachusetts has more than 16,000 licensed attorneys who practice exclusively or primarily on taxes above all others (including about 2,500 certified public accountants). This group alone represents nearly 10 percent of America’s total number of practitioners nationwide and three quarters of its lawyers practicing solely or primarily on income taxes.