Gainesville area Chamber of Commerce end 5-year legal battle

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ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB) -- A five year legal battle over whether the Gainesville area Chamber of Commerce can have a property tax exemption is over.

Justices Monday declined to take up a first district court of appeals ruling that the Alachua County property appraiser and tax collector were wrong to deny the exemption for the chamber.

Saying the chamber no longer met the definition of a charitable organization, the property tax exemption was lifted in 2015.