You can set a global filter in the settings so that Tasks only matches specific checklist items. For example, you could set it to
#task to only track checklist items as task if they include the string
#task. It doesn’t have to be a tag. It can be any string. Leave it empty to regard all checklist items as tasks.
Example with global filter
- [ ] #task take out the trash
If you don’t have a global filter set, all regular checklist items will be considered a task:
- [ ] take out the trash
If you use a tag such as
#task as the global filter, you cannot add sub-tags to that tag.