Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities

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Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities
12 Months Ended
Jan. 31, 2015
Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities, Current [Abstract]  
Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities
Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities
 
 
January 31,
2015
 
February 1,
2014
 
(millions)
Accounts payable
$
833

 
$
746

Gift cards and customer award certificates
907

 
840

Accrued wages and vacation
193

 
190

Current portion of post employment and postretirement benefits
190

 
110

Taxes other than income taxes
187

 
157

Lease related liabilities
155

 
153

Current portion of workers’ compensation and general liability reserves
128

 
131

Accrued interest
93

 
89

Allowance for future sales returns
93

 
85

Severance and relocation
46

 
43

Other
284

 
266

 
$
3,109

 
$
2,810



Adjustments to the allowance for future sales returns, which amounted to charges of $8 million, $4 million and $5 million for 2014, 2013 and 2012, respectively, are reflected in cost of sales.
Changes in workers’ compensation and general liability reserves, including the current portion, are as follows:
 
 
2014
 
2013
 
2012
 
(millions)
Balance, beginning of year
$
497

 
$
497

 
$
493

Charged to costs and expenses
160

 
147

 
157

Payments, net of recoveries
(152
)
 
(147
)
 
(153
)
Balance, end of year
$
505

 
$
497

 
$
497



The non-current portion of workers’ compensation and general liability reserves is included in other liabilities on the Consolidated Balance Sheets. At January 31, 2015 and February 1, 2014, workers’ compensation and general liability reserves included $111 million and $107 million, respectively, of liabilities which are covered by deposits and receivables included in current assets on the Consolidated Balance Sheets.