Where the GRT Is Most Grotesque

There’s no better time for a vacation — or “staycation” — in New Mexico than fall. Combine cooler temperatures with the state’s unique culture, history, and scenery, and it’s an absolute joy to get out and explore the Land of Enchantment.

But for tourists looking for deals on goods and services during their journeys, some cities, towns, and villages are worth avoiding. New Mexico’s destructive gross receipts tax is mighty hefty in some spots. Below is a chart of the eight communities with the worst rates — all exceed 8.4 percent. Watch your wallets, tourists!