The Sheller Center is the cover story in the most recent edition of Philadelphia Lawyer, a publication of the Philadelphia Bar Association. Larry Felzer, Temple Law alum and director of development and finance at the SeniorLAW Center, did a terrific job of profiling the Center’s work.
Tax clinic at the Sheller Center
As February approaches, plans are again underway for the Center’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) clinic. Managed by Ceiba, a community organization, the clinic runs from February to mid-April, and is staffed in part by Temple Law student volunteers trained by Professor Alice Abreu (a member of the Center’s Affiliated Faculty).
Last year, the clinic prepared 187 returns, resulting in approximately $219,535 in state and federal refunds to local families.
The clinic also offers a terrific experience for law students. Rachel Sellers, a second-year student, said this: “VITA is an incredible opportunity to experience the tensions between tax policy and the consequences to real taxpayers. I genuinely looked forward to my Mondays at VITA as I met inspiring people and helped them to navigate the tax process. It is absolutely an eye-opening and worthwhile experience and I encourage everyone to volunteer!”
For more information, contact the Center or call Ceiba at 215.634.7245.