If you are brand-new to TUG, you can use either the simplified trial membership form, or the full form below, as you prefer.
The most important reason to join TUG is to support the use and development of (La)TeX and friends. Additional benefits include the journal TUGboat, the TeX Collection software, and myriad discounts.
Also, for 2020, all new individual TUG members will be automatically entered into a lottery for a copy of the book The History of Desktop Publishing by Frank Romano. Good luck!
Membership dues are generally tax deductible (at least in the USA), less value of benefits, which for this year is calculated as $40, or $10 if the electronic option is taken (all amounts in US dollars). Voluntary donations are generally fully tax deductible (again, at least in the USA). More info on TUG's tax-exempt status.
Making a donation instead of joining is also most welcome, if that's your preference.
Regarding physical benefits for 2020: Although both TUGboat and the TeX Collection DVD are well underway and expected to be released on schedule, there will inevitably be a delay in delivery of physical journals and DVDs, due to the world situation. Materials will be available electronically to all members.
Privacy: TUG uses your personal information only to mail you products, publications, notices, and (for voting members) official ballots. TUG does not sell or otherwise provide its membership list to anyone.
If you have any questions or difficulties submitting the membership form, please contact the TUG office by email or via paper mail, phone, or fax.