Happy New Year, New Mexicans! Your Taxes Have Just Increased to Help Send Millionauts on Joyrides!

Spaceport sales tax begins
Las Cruces Sun-News

New sales taxes to help pay for the construction of a state-owned spaceport took effect Thursday in Doña Ana and Sierra counties. Sales tax rates grew by 1/4 of 1 percent in cities and unincorporated areas of the counties. The change added an extra 25-cent charge to a $100 purchase.

Within the city limits of Las Cruces, the sales tax rate increased from 7.125 percent to 7.375 percent, according to a sales tax schedule from the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department. In Truth or Consequences, the rate increased from 7.25 percent to 7.5 percent.