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
Feb. 02, 2013
Jan. 28, 2012
Jan. 29, 2011
Federal income tax statutory rate 35.00% 35.00% 35.00%
Net change in the valuation allowance $ 2 $ 3  
Federal net operating loss carryforwards 0    
State net operating loss and credit carryforwards 1,049    
Operating Loss Carryforwards, Expiration Dates 2013 and 2032    
Unrecognized tax benefits that would impact effective income tax rate 111 116  
Charges to income tax expense for federal, state and local interest and penalties 10 2 (5)
Accrual for payment of federal, state and local interest and penalties 55 69  
Other Liabilities [Member]
     
Accrual for payment of federal, state and local interest and penalties 27    
Current Income Taxes [Member]
     
Accrual for payment of federal, state and local interest and penalties $ 28