|3 Months Ended|
Apr. 30, 2016
|Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]|
The Company's effective tax rate was 29.8% for the 13 weeks ended April 30, 2016 compared with 38.6% for the 13 weeks ended May 2, 2015. The decrease in expense for the 13 weeks ended April 30, 2016 is primarily attributable to a one-time benefit for an election allowing the Family Dollar acquisition to be treated as an asset purchase for certain state tax purposes, the adoption of the new ASU under which the incremental tax benefit recognized upon RSU vesting is recorded in income tax expense and an increase in work opportunity tax credits in relation to income for the first quarter.
The entire disclosure for income taxes. Disclosures may include net deferred tax liability or asset recognized in an enterprise's statement of financial position, net change during the year in the total valuation allowance, approximate tax effect of each type of temporary difference and carryforward that gives rise to a significant portion of deferred tax liabilities and deferred tax assets, utilization of a tax carryback, and tax uncertainties information.
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