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Example of Rounding in Alberta
A 1 dollar and 80 cent coffee would be 1 dollar and 89 cents after the 5 percent Goods and Services Tax. If the customer chooses to pay by cheque, credit card or debit card, no rounding is applied and the final payment is 1 dollar and 89 cents. However, if the customer pays with cash, the final total is rounded up 1 cent to a final payment of 1 dollar and 90 cents.