Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Income Taxes

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Income Taxes
3 Months Ended
May 04, 2019
Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]  
Income Taxes
Income Taxes
The net tax expense of $1 million for the three months ended May 4, 2019 consisted of federal, state and foreign tax expenses of $2 million, $1 million of expense related to the deferred tax asset change arising from the tax amortization of indefinite-lived intangible assets and a $2 million benefit due to the release of valuation allowance.
As of May 4, 2019, we have approximately $2.2 billion of net operating losses (NOLs) available for U.S. federal income tax purposes, which largely expire in 2032 through 2034; $274 million of federal unused interest deductions that do not expire; and $69 million of tax credit carryforwards that expire at various dates through 2037. Additionally, we have state NOLs that are subject to various limitations and expiration dates beginning in 2019 through 2040 and are offset fully by valuation allowances. A valuation allowance of $576 million fully offsets the federal deferred tax assets resulting from the NOL, unused interest deductions and tax credit carryforwards that expire at various dates through 2037. A valuation allowance of $249 million fully offsets the deferred tax assets resulting from the state NOL carryforwards that expire at various dates through 2037. In assessing the need for the valuation allowance, we considered both positive and negative evidence related to the likelihood of realization of the deferred tax assets. As a result of our periodic assessment, our estimate of the realization of deferred tax assets is solely based on the future reversals of existing taxable temporary differences and tax planning strategies that we would make use of to accelerate taxable income to utilize expiring NOL and tax credit carryforwards. Accordingly, in the three months ended May 4, 2019, the valuation allowance net increase of $23 million consisted of $35 million to offset the net deferred tax assets created in the quarter primarily due to the increase in NOL carryforwards, $3 million which offsets the tax benefit attributable to the loss recorded in Other comprehensive income/(loss), offset by a $15 million benefit related to lease accounting.