Nagaland Road Tax Guide: Rates & Online Payment

A Comprehensive Guide to Road Tax in Nagaland

Nagaland road tax

Nagaland, a land of scenic beauty with its majestic Dzükou Valley, captivating Kohima War Cemetery, and enchanting Khonoma Village relies on a well-developed road network to connect its breathtaking destinations and ensure smooth transportation. Understanding and adhering to the Nagaland road tax system holds great significance for its residents.

As a responsible citizen of Nagaland, staying informed about road tax regulations is essential. In this blog, we have simplified the process for you to conveniently pay road taxes online. Continue reading to learn how you can easily fulfil your road tax obligations and contribute to the development of this beautiful State.

How is Road Tax Calculated in Nagaland?

The Nagaland road tax or transport vehicle tax has several components basis which taxes are imposed on vehicles within the State.

The actual road tax amount is levied based on the following:

  • Vehicle types, such as 2-wheeler, 3-wheeler, 4-wheeler, bus, tractor, trailer, or other State vehicles. 
  • Purpose of use, such as for personal transportation, goods transportation, or passenger transportation. 
  • Vehicle Model
  • The vehicle’s seating capacity 
  • The vehicle’s engine capacity
  • The vehicle’s ex-showroom price
  • Fuel Type (Diesel or Petrol)
  • Vehicle Age
  • Additional Cess (if applicable)

Here’s how much road tax you need to pay in Nagaland:

Road Tax for Two-Wheelers

Type of VehicleRoad Tax (% of the vehicle’s cost)

Road Tax for Four-Wheelers

Type of VehicleRoad Tax (% of the vehicle’s cost)

Road Tax for Commercial Vehicles

Category of VehicleRoad Tax (% of the cost of the vehicle)Road Tax (per year)
Non-transport Vehicles5%Not Applicable
Transport Vehicles (Goods)Not ApplicableNot Applicable
Upto 2,000 kgNot Applicable₹500
2,001 kg-5,000 kgNot Applicable₹1,000
5,001 kg-10,000 kgNot Applicable₹1,500
10,001 kg-20,000 kgNot Applicable₹2,000
20,001 kg-30,000 kgNot Applicable₹2,500
30,001 kg and aboveNot Applicable₹3,000

How to Pay Road Tax Online in Nagaland?

Paying road tax online in Nagaland is quite simple using the Vahan 4.0 portal. To get started, read these steps and pay up within minutes!

  1. Visit the Vahan Citizen Services Portal.
  1. Enter your vehicle’s registration number, State, and RTO.
Visit the Vahan Citizen Services Portal
  1. Click on ‘I accept’ followed by ‘Proceed’.
Click on ‘Pay Your Tax on Vahan Citizen Services Portal
  1. Click on ‘Pay Your Tax.’
  1. Enter your registration number.
Enter your registration number on Vahan Citizen Services Portal
  1. Now you can pay your road tax through the payment gateway that appears on your screen.
  1. Once you’ve made your payment successfully, you can print or download the receipt.

What is the Road Tax Penalty in Nagaland?

If you’ve failed to pay your road tax within the stipulated time, you will be penalised a certain additional amount based on the extent of the delay.

Period of Default (in months)Penalty (% of the road tax value)
More than 12 months20%

The Bottom Line

As we wrap up this guide on paying your road tax online in Nagaland, we are confident that you now have all the essential information to complete the process smoothly. If you ever feel confused at any point, you can always revisit this blog and go through the steps again for clarification!


Q. What vehicles are exempted from paying road tax in Nagaland?

Two and four-wheeled electric vehicles are exempted from paying road tax in Nagaland.

Q. How often do I need to pay road tax in Nagaland?

You need to pay the road tax only once when you purchase a new vehicle. If you delay the payment beyond the specified window, you may incur penalties. If you transfer your vehicle from one State to another, you need to re-register your vehicle and pay the road tax in the new State.

Q. Which State in India has the highest amount of road tax?

Karnataka charges the highest amount of road tax in India.

Q. Is the road tax refund process online? 

Unfortunately, the road tax refund process is not online. If you wish to apply for a road tax refund, you need to visit the nearest RTO and complete the process of applying for a road tax refund. 

Q. Where can I check the status of road tax in Nagaland?

You can check the road tax status in Nagaland on the Parivahan website. You only require the registration number of your vehicle to check and pay road tax online.

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