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Does the IRS differentiate between - "Joint tenant in
Common" and "Joint tenant with Rights of

The IRS follows state law.

In general, tenant's in common means each owns half(does not have to be half but usualy is) and you can leave it to who ever you like at death.

Rights of Survivorship means that when your mother died ownership transfers to the you (survivor). That is why the SS number changes at death.
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