The Anti-Corruption Informant Rewards and Protection Regulation
This approach was prescribed pursuant to the regulation set forth in Paragraph 1, Article 18 of the
The corruption & malfeasance cases referred to in this regulation mean these offences as follows:
The offences prescribed in Article 4 to 6 of the Anti-Corruption Act.
The offences prescribed in Article 121, paragraph 1 & 2 of Article 122, Article 123 and Article 131 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of China.
The offences prescribed in paragraph 1 of Article 9 and paragraph 1 of Article 10 of the Smuggling Penalty Act.
The offences prescribed in paragraph 1 of Article 19 and Article 20 of Punishment Act for Violation to Military Service System.
Public servant who takes advantage of authority, opportunities, means in his or her capacity to commit the crimes prescribed in paragraph 1 to 5 of Article 4, Article
5, paragraph 1 to 4 of Article 6, paragraph 1 & 2 of Article 12 of the Narcotics Hazard Prevention Act.
Public servant who intentionally harbors those who commit the crimes prescribed in the preceding subparagraph.
Informants who reported to prosecutor offices, judicial police authority or government employee ethics units of undiscovered facts of corruption & malfeasance cases as stated in the previous article, shall be issued a reporting Reward in accordance with
this regulation (hereinafter referred to as the “Reward”).
The Prize shall not be issued in one of the following circumstances:
1. The fact reported is not consistent with that specified in the Court’s Judgment.
2. On-duty public servants reported any suspicious corruption and malfeasance cases.
3. Jointly committed or abetting, assisting in another one party committing crimes of corruption and malfeasance.
4. Against public servant offering or delivery of bribe or unjust interest by repeated report.
5. By anonymous report or reported cases without real names, by report without presenting specific evidences or refusal to put down in writing.
6. Entrusted others to report, reported in the name of others or being commissioned to report.
Provisions otherwise provided shall prevail in the circumstance of Subparagraph 2 of the preceding Paragraph.
The Prize shall be increased by one-half portion if there are more than five offenders whom the Court judged as guilty in the same corruption and malfeasance case by report.
The maximum shall be New Taiwan Dollar 10 Million.
The same corruption and malfeasance case defined in the preceding Paragraph shall consist of the circumstances including multiple offences committed by one offender or single offence committed
by several offenders.
The Reward for the same corruption & malfeasance case that contains multiple reported facts shall be calculated as for one case, and shall be granted on the basis of the fact on particular offense that has led to the conviction of the suspects with the
most severe sentence of imprisonment as pronounced by the judgment of the court.
The Reward for the same corruption & malfeasance case shall be distributed as follows:
1.The Reward shall be equally distributed to the multiple informants that have jointly reported on the same corruption & malfeasance fact.
2.The Reward for the same corruption & malfeasance fact reported by multiple informants respectively with sufficient evidence shall be granted the informant who reported first, and shall
share the Rewards equally if their order in seniority cannot be judged.
3.If there are multiple informants successively reporting with sufficient evidence on different facts of the same corruption & malfeasance case, the Review Commission prescribed in Paragraph
2 of Article 8 shall, at its discretion, determine the distribution of the Reward within the amount specified in Paragraph 1 of Article 7.
A one-third portion of the Prize shall be awarded pursuant to the criteria specified in the Schedule if the corruption and malfeasance case is judged guilty by the court; its balance shall be awarded if the case is judged guilty by the Court.
In the event that the facts reported by the informant who suffered from refusal of the Prize be awarded pursuant to Subparagraph 1, Paragraph 1, Article 4 and the Review Committee approves
and considers that the reported facts have directly helped with the discovery of the said case significantly pursuant to Paragraph 2, Article 8 and the Court judged it guilty, a one-tenth portion of the Prize shall be awarded pursuant to the criteria specified
in the Schedule.
The Informant Prize shall be a net prize without tax payable.
According to related regulations set forth in the Civic Code, the heir shall take the Prize if the Informant has passed away.
The Prize that has been awarded may not be seized back unless the event specified in Article 11 occurs.
The informed agency shall grant the Reward to the informant after submitting the prosecutor’s indictment, the court’s judgment and relevant information to the Ministry of Justice for approval of Rewards without initiating the Rewards request from the
informant. The Informant may also submit his application to the informed agency for a Reward after the court has handed down its/a conviction judgment.
The Ministry of Justice shall organize a Review Commission by convening representatives from the Supreme Prosecutors Office; Agency Against Corruption, Ministry of Justice (AAC); Investigation
Bureau, Ministry of Justice; Department of Prosecutorial Affairs, Ministry of Justice. The official function of the Review Commission is to review matters pertinent to the granting of the Reward in accordance with the latest court judgment on the case. The
Review Commission may invite the processing official in the informed agency to appear and clarify the case.
The corruption and malfeasance case by report shall be in written or oral manner.
A written report shall specify the following items and shall be signed, sealed or fingerprinted by the informant:
1.The Informant’s name, gender, date of birth, identification card No., address, residence or agency that he renders service, school, group and the party’s name who was reported or other
characteristics for identification.
2. Fact of corruption and malfeasance.
An oral report which specifies in detail shall be entered into records by the report-accepting authority to be signed, sealed or fingerprinted by the Informant, while in the case reported
by phone call specifying in detail, the authority shall notify the Informant to make records at a designated place.
The report-accepting authority shall keep confidentiality on materials including but not limited to the aforementioned statement of report and records, and maintain them additionally without attaching them into the investigation file.
However, if the prosecutor or the judge needs to clarify the case plot, or related authorities need to verify the matter pertaining to the prize payment, they shall access them then.
Parties who disclose the aforementioned materials without reason shall be punished pursuant to the Criminal Code or other laws.
If the Informant falsely accused others of involving corruption and malfeasance case and the court has judged them guilty, the report-accepting authority shall recover any and all paid prize.
If the Informant of the aforementioned circumstance passed away, any paid prize shall be recovered from the heir.
The safety of the Informant shall be protected; any threaten, intimidation or other illegal act done against the Informant shall be punished strictly.
The Prosecutors office, judicial police authority or a civil service ethics institution shall install a dedicated phone, answering machine, mailbox, fax machine or other communication equipment for reporting of corruption and malfeasance cases.
Any and all cases accepted by reports prior to the amendment and enactment of this approach shall be awarded with the Prize pursuant to the regulations which were in effect then.
This approach shall be enacted on the day of issuance.
Schedule：Awarding Criteria for Informant Prize on Corruption
& Malfeasance Case
The Court’s Judgment
Amount of Prize
More than 15 years of imprisonment, life imprisonment and
New Taiwan Dollar 6.7M to 10M
Imprisonment of more than 10 years and less than 15 years
New Taiwan Dollar 4M to 6.7M
Imprisonment of more than 7 years and less than 10 years
New Taiwan Dollar 2.8M to 4M
Imprisonment of more than 5 years and less than 7 years
New Taiwan Dollar 2M to 2.8M
Imprisonment of more than 3 years and less than 5 years
New Taiwan Dollar 1.4M to 2M
Imprisonment of more than 1 year and less than 3 years
New Taiwan Dollar 0.8M to 1.4M
Imprisonment of less than 1 year, detention and fine
New Taiwan Dollar 0.3M to 0.8M