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Income Taxes (Components of Deferred Tax Assets/(Liabilities)) (Details)

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Income Taxes (Components of Deferred Tax Assets/(Liabilities)) (Details) - USD ($)
$ in Millions
12 Months Ended
Jan. 30, 2016
Jan. 31, 2015
Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]    
Merchandise inventory $ 39 $ 35
Accrued vacation pay 22 24
Gift cards 90 76
Stock-based compensation 77 76
Deferred equity adjustment 11 0
State taxes 15 25
Workers’ compensation/general liability 85 87
Accrued rent 37 35
Litigation exposure 32 0
Mirror savings plan 15 18
Pension and other retiree obligations 96 0
Net operating loss and tax credit carryforwards 1,072 1,100
Other 65 51
Total deferred tax assets 1,656 1,527
Valuation allowance (1,025) (784)
Total net deferred tax assets 631 743
Depreciation and amortization (741) (851)
Pension and other retiree obligations 0 (3)
Tax benefit transfers (56) (59)
Long-lived intangible assets (28) (21)
Total deferred tax liabilities (825) (934)
Total net deferred tax liabilities $ (194) $ (191)
Operating Loss Carryforwards, Expiration Dates For U.S. federal income tax purposes, we have $2.6 billion of gross NOL carryforwards that expire in 2032 through 2035 and $62 million of tax credit carryforwards that expire at various dates through 2035.