How do recurring tasks work?

I have several recurring “to do’s” like remembering to file payroll reports, or renew licenses.  Ideally, I would like them to show up in my task list, and get a reminder when they are due if I miss them.   When I complete the current one due, I don’t want to see it on my list until it is due again.

Is this how recurring tasks work?

Apparently it will not work the way I want.  I did one this morning.  I completed the task for 07/05/2015, and now the one for 10/05/2015 is on my to do list.

Is there a way to filter tasks by date?