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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, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Feb. 01, 2014
Feb. 02, 2013
Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]    
Merchandise inventory $ 62 $ 42
Accrued vacation pay 28 28
Gift Cards 69 46
Stock-based compensation 69 78
State taxes 36 39
Workers' compensation/general liability 93 92
Accrued rent 32 29
Mirror savings plan 21 22
Pension and other retiree obligations 0 135
Net operating loss carryforward 918 600
Other 96 69
Deferred Tax Assets, Gross, Total 1,424 1,180
Valuation allowance (304) (66)
Total net deferred tax assets 1,120 1,114
Depreciation and amortization (1,024) (1,314)
Pension and other retiree obligations (172) 0
Leveraged leases/tax benefit transfers (63) (63)
Capitalized Advertising (3) (4)
Unrealized gain on REITs 0 (9)
Other 0 (6)
Total deferred tax liabilities 1,262 1,396
Total net deferred tax liabilities $ (142) $ (282)
Operating Loss Carryforwards, Expiration Dates For U.S. federal income tax purposes, we have $2.1 billion of NOL carryforwards that expire in 2032 and 2033 and $33 million of tax credit carryforwards that expire at various dates through 2033.