The only thing you can claim on taxes are any taxes that were picked up by the title company at closing that were paid on your behalf during 2009. Escrowed taxes are not deductible, only what was actually paid. The lender will send you a W-9 (?) which will tell you the amount of interest you paid them during the year, and what was paid out by them in taxes. Taxes paid at closing would not be included in that amount.