|6 Months Ended|
Jul. 29, 2017
|Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]|
The Company's effective tax rate was 32.0% for the 13 weeks ended July 29, 2017 compared with 36.9% for the 13 weeks ended July 30, 2016 and 33.9% for the 26 weeks ended July 29, 2017 compared with 33.0% for the 26 weeks ended July 30, 2016. The tax rate for the 13 and 26 weeks ended July 29, 2017, respectively, includes the effect of a reduction in the statutory rate for North Carolina which resulted in a decrease in the deferred tax liability related to the trade name intangible asset and a $9.9 million decrease in tax expense. The rate for the 13 and 26 weeks ended July 29, 2017 also includes the effect of a reduction of $5.6 million in the reserve for uncertain tax positions resulting from statute expirations and the reduction of interest accrued on method changes effected in the 13 weeks ended July 29, 2017. The 2016 tax rate includes a one-time benefit for an election allowing the Family Dollar acquisition to be treated as an asset purchase for certain state tax purposes in the quarter ended April 30, 2016.
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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