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
Jan. 30, 2016
Jan. 31, 2015
Deferred tax assets:    
Post employment and postretirement benefits $ 536 $ 586
Accrued liabilities accounted for on a cash basis for tax purposes 340 305
Long-term debt 73 83
Unrecognized state tax benefits and accrued interest 79 76
State operating loss and credit carryforwards 82 80
Other 206 175
Valuation allowance (27) (24)
Total deferred tax assets 1,289 1,281
Deferred tax liabilities:    
Excess of book basis over tax basis of property and equipment (1,485) (1,510)
Merchandise inventories (606) (585)
Intangible assets (345) (294)
Other (330) (335)
Total deferred tax liabilities (2,766) (2,724)
Net deferred tax liability $ (1,477) $ (1,443)