Not quite sure what you are trying to do? Do you have a dependent that needs to file his/her own tax return? Are you trying to prepare your own tax return and claim a dependent? Tell us more specifically what you are trying to do so we know how to help. And what tax year are you asking about?
"recently" to me is 2020. if born in 2020 you can not claim the child until you file the 2020 return in 2021.
make sure you get an SSN for him. you'll need it to claim him. the same with the stimulus - you'll get it when you file for 2020
if he's a qualifying child, he would need over $12,000 in income before a return would be required. kind of doubt that would be the case.
Okay and yes hes only 3 weeks old... also with this stimulus how do I do that? I know there eventually will be a second I know with a child involved it's a little bit more so how do I update it... or will I not be able to receive the extra since I did it as independent?
If your child was born in 2020 you will receive any additional credit to which you were entitled when you file your 2020 taxes. See question #30 here
There will probably be an extra line on the 1040 return to claim it.
The IRS is using 2018 and 2019 tax returns to look at and issue stimulus checks. You cannot add a child who was born in 2020 now for a stimulus check this year. You will be able to claim your child who was born in 2020 on your 2020 tax return when you prepare it in 2021.