Taxes: married abroad to non-canadian in 2009, how to file tax return?
In August I got married to a girl who lives in different country, and she still resides there; we're now beginning the spouse sponsorship procedure to bring her to Canada. But until then, she is staying completely outside of canadian financial/revenue system. Moreover, canadian authorities are not even aware of the fact that I got married as of yet, because I didn't report it to any officials here in Canada - nobody asked
So I was wondering how to put the whole thing in my tax return... Apparently, I am supposed to specify that my marital status has changed from single to married, even though it happened out of the country. But then, what to do with all the questions about spouse's income, spouse's tax return etc? I guess they are not applicable since she is not in Canada and never been. Should I put "zero" for her income or maybe specify how much she earned on her job in her country?
In general, what's the basic taxation rules in such situation when the spouse is non-resident?
Thanks for any information.