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      United Way hotline helps SC families with taxes

      COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Some families in South Carolina are getting help doing their taxes this year thanks to the United Way.

      The organization has set up a hotline staffed by volunteers offering free tax assistance. The help is open to families statewide that make less than $50,000. People can dial 2-1-1 from any phone, 24 hours a day, and set up an appointment from now until April 15.

      United Way's South Carolina call center has logged more than 10,000 calls for tax help so far this year. More than 6,800 appointments have been set up.

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