The French tax authorities have published their comments regarding the formalities' simplification related to VAT registration. It is no longer required for VAT taxable persons established in another Member State of the European Union, which shall carry out the registration formalities with the DGFIP services, to present in support of their claim an original certificate of their VAT liability of the country where they have their headquarters or principal place of business, since their VAT identification number in that state is valid in the information system of VAT "VIES" set up by the European Commission (BOI-TVA-DECLA-20-30-40-20 n°80 dated 17 April 2013).