Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Taxes (Narrative) (Details)

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Taxes (Narrative) (Details) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Jan. 28, 2012
Jan. 29, 2011
Jan. 30, 2010
Federal income tax statutory rate 35.00% 35.00% 35.00%
Net change in the valuation allowance $ (1) $ 2  
Federal net operating loss carryforwards 0    
State net operating loss carryforwards 1,079    
Operating Loss Carryforwards, Expiration Dates 2012 and 2031    
Unrecognized tax benefits that would impact effective income tax rate 116 133  
Charges to income tax expense for federal, state and local interest and penalties (2) 5 4
Accrual for payment of federal, state and local interest and penalties 69 80  
Amount recognized as liability on balance sheet 179 205 207
Other Liabilities [Member]
     
Accrual for payment of federal, state and local interest and penalties 60    
Current Income Taxes [Member]
     
Amount recognized as liability on balance sheet $ 9