PUC warns phone companies to pay up

State government’s Public Utilities Commission decided Tuesday that some telecommunications providers licensed in South Dakota are late paying their gross receipts taxes.

Commissioners voted to notify the companies to show cause why the commission shouldn’t take action against the companies’ certificates of authority. The companies are:

Four long distance providers — Business Discount Plan Inc.; CSDVRS LLC; iNetworks Group Inc.; NECC Telecom Inc.

One VoIP provider — Telnyx.

Two wireless providers — Patriot Mobile LLC; and Tempo Telecom LLC.

The commission could impose fines and could suspend or revoke the certificates of authority.