Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Taxes (Tax Effects That Give Rise To Significant Portions Of Deferred Tax Assets And Liabilities) (Details)

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Taxes (Tax Effects That Give Rise To Significant Portions Of Deferred Tax Assets And Liabilities) (Details) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
Jan. 28, 2012
Jan. 29, 2011
Deferred tax assets:    
Post employment and postretirement benefits $ 559 $ 473
Accrued liabilities accounted for on a cash basis for tax purposes 227 195
Long-term debt 109 117
Unrecognized state tax benefits and accrued interest 77 91
State operating loss carryforwards 52 61
Other 155 144
Valuation allowance (34) (35)
Total deferred tax assets 1,145 1,046
Deferred tax liabilities:    
Excess of book basis over tax basis of property and equipment (1,733) (1,793)
Merchandise inventories (531) (483)
Intangible assets (195) (162)
Other (235) (217)
Total deferred tax liabilities (2,694) (2,655)
Net deferred tax liability $ (1,549) $ (1,609)