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We developed this website with a view to accommodate the access needs of a wide cross-section of the community. This overriding philosophy governs the standards and practices reflected in the design of the website. To achieve our core objectives we have:
How to change visibility features
The following suggestions to improve the visibility of web pages will apply to any site that you visit. However, you may find that not all pages within a site are compatible. The images on the screen will not be affected. These instructions have been tested with Internet Explorer version 5 and Netscape version 4.7
For Microsoft Internet Explorer
To apply the font and colour changes below permanently:
Text with a sans serif font (such as Arial) is easier to read than a serif font (such as Times New Roman).
To change the text font:
To enlarge the text:
Combinations of fonts, typefaces and background colours used in web page design may result in text being difficult to read. However, you can choose settings to suit you. For example black text on a yellow background gives a distinct contrast.
To change the text colour and background colour:
To prevent graphics from appearing on web pages:
To change the size of the window:
There are other options to tailor web pages that help make them easier to read. These may be found under the 'Tools' menu:
For Netscape Communicator
To make any changes to your browser settings, you should first open the 'Preferences' box by clicking on 'Edit' and selecting 'Preferences'. You may then choose to make any of the changes listed below.
To change the text font:
To change the text and background colours:
To prevent images from loading on web pages:
For further assistance in changing your browser settings, there is also a 'Help' menu on your browser toolbar. Please refer to this for further information.
Access keys are keyboard shortcuts which allow links within a website to be activated without using the mouse. The exact procedure for activating access keys depends on your operating system and browser. Instructions for different operation systems and browsers are provided along with a list of active Inland Revenue website access keys.
The major links on this site have been assigned "access keys". Access keys are keyboard shortcuts which allow links within a website to be activated without using the mouse. The exact procedure for activating access keys depends on your operating system and browser. Instructions for different operation systems and browsers can be found below the list of active Inland Revenue website access keys.
Using access keys differs according to the operating system and browser your use. Here instructions for the most commonly used:
|Operating System||Function Keys|
|Internet Explorer 5+:||Hold down the ALT key and select the number/letter/character of the access key, then press ENTER|
|Internet Explorer 4:||Hold down the ALT key and select the number/letter/character of the access key|
|Internet Explorer 5+ for Mac:||Hold down the CTRL key and select the number/letter/character of the access key|
|Internet Explorer 4.5 for Mac:||Access keys are not supported|
|Netscape 6+:||Hold down the ALT key and select the number/letter/character of the access key|
|Netscape earlier versions:||Access keys are not supported|
|Mozilla:||Hold down the ALT key and select the number/letter/character of the access key|
|Opera:||Access keys are not supported|
Yes. This site supports screen magnification software.
Your screen resolution and how to change it
Your screen is made up of dots called pixels. The number of pixels displayed per inch of your screen, i.e. the screen resolution, determines the size of the page you are viewing. The higher the resolution, the smaller a web page will appear on your screen and vice versa.
For the best view of our site and our myIR Secure Online Services, we recommend setting your screen resolution to 800 x 600 pixels - this is the most common setting for home computers.
To change your screen resolution:
Deaf and hearing-impaired customers can fax enquiries within New Zealand to 0800 447 755
You can also use the New Zealand Relay Service (NZ Relay) to contact us.
NZ Relay is a telecommunications service for people who are deaf, hearing-impaired, deaf-blind, or speech-impaired.
All NZ Relay calls are strictly private, so information is safe and secure.
We offer sign language videos for information on Working for Families Tax Credits and child support.
In response to the growth of the Internet we are progressively changing our website to better suit your needs. If you have ideas about this website or an opinion on how we can better serve you (as a member of the community or as a stakeholder), then let us know by emailing us at email@example.com.