client draws from an IRA that belongs to mother for her rent

I have a friend that I am helping her complete her taxes. She is on disability and has a small business (fine arts), my question is, her father passed in dec 2013, he left an IRA in his spouses name that allows his daughter (my friend) to draw $500 a month for her rent.  The copy of the 1099 she received has her mothers name on it.  She did get a 5498 that shows a contribution of $600 and a summary of $41,711.28.  She started taking draws in Oct.  I am at a loss on how to help her book this, or does she have to book it.

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I don't think we can help with this question.  This is the Canadian forum.  Our knowledge of US tax law is a bit sparse.

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