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. 01, 2014
Feb. 02, 2013
Jan. 28, 2012
Federal income tax statutory rate 35.00% 35.00% 35.00%
Net change in the valuation allowance $ 16 $ 2  
Federal net operating loss carryforwards 0    
State net operating loss and credit carryforwards 608    
Unrecognized tax benefits that would impact effective income tax rate 123 111  
Charges to income tax expense for federal, state and local interest and penalties 9 10 2
Accrual for payment of federal, state and local interest and penalties 63 55  
Other Liabilities [Member]
     
Accrual for payment of federal, state and local interest and penalties 51    
Current Income Taxes [Member]
     
Accrual for payment of federal, state and local interest and penalties $ 12    
Minimum [Member]
     
Operating Loss Carryforwards, Expiration Dates Dec. 31, 2014    
Maximum [Member]
     
Operating Loss Carryforwards, Expiration Dates Dec. 31, 2033