I ended up downgrading back to Venom 2.5 because there appears to be an issue with other programs being able to send SMS messages. The question was posted here but appears to have been overlooked. While noticeable for Tasker, it also poses a problem for Pebble users as well as Google Glass (don't know if anyone else uses these but if a dev needs help testing with these two devices I'd be glad to). I'm not sure where the coding issue is but given the applications it's affecting I'd presume it's somewhere in the passing of the information through the broadcast. Please note that I've tried using different default SMS app and it did not make a difference.
Please let me know if I can help in any way for this (I can provide tasker and pebble logs)