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
Feb. 02, 2013
Jan. 28, 2012
Deferred tax assets:    
Post employment and postretirement benefits $ 476 $ 559
Accrued liabilities accounted for on a cash basis for tax purposes 237 227
Long-term debt 96 109
Unrecognized state tax benefits and accrued interest 71 77
State operating loss and credit carryforwards 60 63
Other 177 151
Valuation allowance (39) (41)
Total deferred tax assets 1,078 1,145
Deferred tax liabilities:    
Excess of book basis over tax basis of property and equipment (1,665) (1,733)
Merchandise inventories (577) (531)
Intangible assets (230) (195)
Other (251) (235)
Total deferred tax liabilities (2,723) (2,694)
Net deferred tax liability $ (1,645) $ (1,549)